For Students

Student funding opportunities

The Centre on Aging has several funding opportunities that are meant to encourage the furthering of studies in aging and gerontology. These awards/fellowships have been made available through gifts and donations made to the Centre on Aging.

Available awards

The application process is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied. Applicants will be notified once the Adjudication Committee makes their decision.

Centre on Aging
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Fellowships

About the student awards

Student funding  |  Eligibility  |  Award conditions  |  Award decisions


Centre on Aging awards

The following awards are available through the Centre on Aging:

  • Barbara Jean Payne Memorial Award in Social Gerontology ($1000)
  • Centre on Aging Betty Havens Memorial Graduate Fellowship ($4000)
  • Jack MacDonell Scholarship for Research on Aging ($4000)
  • Esther and Samuel Milmot Scholarship ($500)

The Esther and Samuel Milmot Scholarship is available to Faculty of Arts graduate or undergraduate students ONLY. For more information on the eligibility and requirements for a specific award or fellowship, review the Centre on Aging student awards brochure (PDF).

How to apply for the awards

The Centre on Aging student awards and Alzheimer Society Graduate Student Fellowships are now two separate applications. Graduate Students who intend to apply for both the Centre and Alzheimer awards must complete TWO separate application forms.

  1. Changes have been made to the application process for the Centre on Aging awards. Download and review the updated application guidelines in the Centre on Aging student awards brochure.
  2. Download the application form and reference cover forms.
  3. Check the boxes for the Centre on Aging awards you are applying for.
  4. Graduate students should download and complete the following application forms:
  5. Undergraduate students (Faculty of Arts only) should download and complete the following application forms:

    The PDF forms are fillable. You must download the form and save it first to your computer before fully completing the application form. While you are completing the form, save the information regularly as you are completing it in full.

  6. If you have questions about the application process, review the Centre on Aging Frequently asked questions (FAQ) first.
  7. Complete the application package in full and return it electronically to coaman@umanitoba.ca by 4:30 pm on or before JUNE 2, 2017.
    NOTE:
    It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the letters of reference are sent and received by the Centre on Aging on or before June 2.
  8. All applicants will be contacted by the Centre on Aging once the Scholarship Adjudication Committee has convened and made their decision based on the Criteria for adjudication.

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Fellowships

Download the Alzheimer Society Graduate Student Fellowship information (PDF)

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba provides funding for Fellowships valued at $4,000 each. They are offered to encourage graduate student interest in research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Specifically

  • To enhance knowledge about the cause, treatment, cure and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the biomedical and psychosocial domains.
  • To increase knowledge about the care of people with dementia by formal and informal caregivers.
  • To encourage graduate student interest in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • To stimulate graduate student research activity in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Each year, two fellowships will be offered to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in either the first or second year of a Master’s program, or is within the first four years of a doctoral program, and whose research focuses on Alzheimer Disease and related dementias in Universities in Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. has demonstrated outstanding interest or commitment to research in Alzheimer Disease and related dementias;
  4. is not a recipient of a major award valued at $10,000 or greater in the year in which the fellowship is tenable.

How to apply for the Alzheimer Society Graduate Student Fellowships

Applicants for the Alzheimer Society Graduate Student Fellowships must now complete a separate application form. The application form is no longer combined with the Centre on Aging award application.

  1. Download the application form and reference cover forms. Graduate students should download and complete the following:
    The PDF forms are fillable. You must download the form and save it first to your computer before fully completing the application form. While you are completing the form, save the information regularly as you are completing it in full.
    • Applicants will be required to submit:
      1. a description of the proposed research and a statement of its practical applicability and relevance to Alzheimer Disease and related dementias,
      2. information on their educational background and research experience,
      3. an official transcript, and
      4. two letters of reference, one from the graduate advisor and one from another faculty member familiar with the student’s research work. Both letters must be forwarded by the referees, directly to the Centre on Aging.
    • Complete the application package in full and return it electronically to coaman@umanitoba.ca by 4:30 pm on or before JUNE 2, 2017.
      NOTE:
      It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the letters of reference are sent and received by the Centre on Aging on or before June 2.
    • All Alzheimer Society Graduate Fellowship applicants will be contacted by the Centre on Aging once the Scholarship Adjudication Committee has convened and made their decision based on the Criteria for adjudication.

    For more information about the Alzheimer Society Graduate Fellowships, visit their Web site.

    Conditions for Alzheimer Fellowship award recipients

    • The recipient of the fellowship will be required to submit a progress report by the designated deadline date following the receipt of the award.
    • The recipient will also be asked to submit a copy of the thesis/dissertation when complete, acknowledging financial support.
    • The award may not be held more than once during a specific degree program. The stage in career will be taken into account and students will be ranked according to academic record, research project, research experience, publications and presentations, and letters of support.
    • The Director of the Centre on Aging will name the selection committee for this award.

    Note: The Centre on Aging adjudicates the Alzheimer Society Graduate Student Fellowships only

    CHANGES TO THE 2017-2018 APPLICATION PROCESS

    Review  changes to this year's Centre on Aging student award application process and eligibility

    FAQ about the application process

    Centre on Aging Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    Centre on Aging student award applications for 2017-2018 are now being accepted