At Nelson Elder Care Law we have a great appreciation for those who put others first and care for those who are unable to functionally care for themselves. As the population of aging adults continues to rise, the responsibility and role of a caregiver falls onto younger adults. As Elder Law attorneys, we understand the demanding lifestyle a student caregiver may face trying to balance caring for others while maintaining their studies. That is why we are proud to sponsor our Student Caregiver Scholarship for the 2021 school year!
The Student Caregiver Scholarship's purpose is to award one compassionate student who spends their time helping elderly adults. This scholarship is open to those who volunteer with seniors either at a long-term care facility or nursing home, those who take care of an elderly family member, or those who help the aging in another way. We want to hear why you chose to help and care for the aging and how volunteering has shaped you.
To be considered eligible for the Student Caregiver Scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program within the United States. High school seniors who will be enrolled in college before the application deadline of September 30, 2021 are also encouraged to to apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and applications must be submitted on or by the deadline of September 30th.
A complete scholarship application must include:
A) A current academic transcript, either official or unofficial. High school seniors must additionally submit proof of acceptance into college, university or trade school.
B) An updated resume detailing your academic, professional, and/or community service experiences.
C) A 750-word essay describing if you volunteer at a long-term care facility, take care of an elderly family member, or volunteer with seniors? Share with us why you have chosen to help the elderly and how volunteering has shaped you.
Application Deadline and Instructions:
All scholarship materials must be submitted on or before midnight on September 30, 2021. Applications received after the September 30th deadline will not be considered eligible.