Association for
Professionals in Aging


The Association for Professionals in Aging awards scholarships to outstanding students who are pursuing careers in a helping profession with an emphasis on working with older adults. Students can self-nominate and those selected are honored at the virtual APA Awards/Holiday Luncheon in December. 

2020 APA Scholarship Winners

Leah Janssen Samuel Van Vleet

2021 student scholarship opportunities will be announced later in the year.  

Here are the 2020 requirements:

The Association for Professionals in Aging Scholarship Program is available! The APA will provide two scholarships of $1000 each to an undergraduate or graduate student in fields of study leading to a career in aging. Student scholarship winners will be acknowledged at the virtual APA Holiday/Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Below you’ll discover how we choose this outstanding student.  


The APA Scholarship is awarded based on student interest and pursuit towards a career in aging. What makes an outstanding candidate for this award? An outstanding candidate would be a student who demonstrates a desire for a career in aging, a strong academic record, service to older adults, community engagement, extracurricular activities and/or innovative career goals. 


Students should download the application and reference form.  

Students should submit all application materials (application, essay, copy of academic record, two reference letters) as a single PDF emailed to with the subject line: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m.  

A subcommittee of the APA will review applications. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified by November 25, 2020. 

Scholarship recipients are notified via mail and are invited and expected to attend the December 10th APA Holiday/Awards Luncheon where the formal award is given. 

If you have questions, please email   

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