Description of Award
The Calgary Chapter of the Alberta Association on Gerontology is pleased to be the sponsor of one award to be given to a graduate student from the Calgary area who has an interest in any aspect of aging. The award is to assist with costs associated with coursework, research or attendance at a workshop/conference.
Value and Duration
One award of $1,000 will be awarded annually. The recipient of the award will also receive a free one-year membership in the Alberta Association on Gerontology.
The applicant must:
- be registered in a graduate degree program in an accredited post-secondary institution in Alberta
- reside in Calgary or surrounding communities
- not be in the last term of their program
- demonstrate an interest in any aspect of aging
- agree to contribute an article for an edition of the AAGmag (e.g., a written summary of planned research)
Individuals are encouraged to apply for the AAG Provincial award, as well as, the AAG Calgary Chapter award, but more than one award will not be given to the same person in the same year. An individual can receive the Calgary Chapter award only once in their degree program.
A complete application will consist of five parts:
- A two-page cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s current studies or research, relevant volunteer/work experience, future plans in gerontology (academic, research, practice), and a brief statement of how the award will be used to support the applicant’s interest in gerontology.
- A completed application form (see next page).
- A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
- A copy of all post-secondary education transcripts (they do not need to be original).
- A letter of reference on institutional letterhead from the student’s supervisor. This letter should indicate the student’s name in the header and must be submitted directly by the supervisor to AAG either by email or mail (see below for address).
The award will be adjudicated/administered by the Alberta Association on Gerontology Provincial and Calgary Boards.
Applications will be assessed on academic merit as illustrated by grades and educational attainment, relevant work/volunteer experience, current studies/research plans, future commitment to the field of gerontology, and an indication of how this award will be used to support the applicant’s interest in gerontology. Preference will be given to full-time students and current AAG members.
March 30th, 2021 (email). The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in May/June. All applications must be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org