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OSURA Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student. It is awarded yearly, as funds permit, to support deserving scholars with their gerontological studies and career pursuits in gerontology.
OREA Scholarship: The Oregon Retired Educators Association Memorial Fund scholarship has traditionally awarded one of their $1,000 scholarships for graduate students to an OSU student.
Josephine Zimmerman Gerontology Fellowship: Administered by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, this scholarship is for graduate students who have U.S. citizenship and are concentrating on gerontology. Preference is given to students with prior work-related experience and evidence of financial need. For more information, contact Rena Thayer.
LIFE Scholars Program
The LIFE Scholars Program enables undergraduate students across campus to participate in a scholarly project in the field of aging with CHAR faculty. Undergraduates receive a stipend for the summer program.
Program in Gerontology
The Program on Gerontology at Oregon State University began in 1972 and continues as a comprehensive gerontology program. It is administered through the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences with the participation of several schools, colleges and departments in the university. Additional support has been received from private foundations and donors.
Undergraduate Gerontology Certificate Program
Undergraduates in any major at OSU may earn a Certificate in Gerontology, increasing their employability in the many professional areas related to aging.
OSU Healthy Aging Club (OSUHAC)
The purpose of the OSUHAC is to provide members with opportunities for professional development within the interdisciplinary field of gerontology through social activities, networking, community service projects and educational programs. Undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines with an interest in gerontology are invited to join. The OSUHAC develops a meeting schedule at the beginning of each quarter. OSUHAC is associated with the Oregon Gerontological Association, and membership in the student club includes membership in the state organization. See OSU Healthy Aging Club for more information.
AGHE Careers in Aging
101 Careers in Gerontology
OSU graduate Joanne Grabinski, MA, published a comprehensive guide to careers in gerontology (Amazon.com).