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Financial Assistance

 

The Office of Financial Aid, provides assistance to Georgia State University students through scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. In addition, the Gerontology Institute awards scholarships and graduate research assistantships on a competitive basis to students enrolled in its programs.

Scholarships

Anne M. Eaton Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was created in honor of Anne Eaton, an alumna of the first class of gerontology graduates in 1977. It is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student. Preference is given to students age 40 or older.

Fulton County Gerontology Scholarship
The Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Authority of Fulton County funds four scholarships annually to outstanding entering or continuing graduate students.

Gerontology Alumni Scholarships
These endowed scholarships are made possible by the continuing endeavors of the Gerontology Alumni Club. Currently two scholarships are available for entering graduate students.

Allen and Eleanor Hollingsworth Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is given in memory of Allen and Eleanor Hollingsworth by their family. It is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student studying gerontology.

Carol Rowe Jones and Waymon Jones Scholarship
Established by Carol Rowe Jones, a recent alumna of the gerontology program, and her husband, Waymon Jones, this new endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding gerontology student. Preference will be given to students under-represented in the University System of Georgia. 

Harold V. and Anna Marie Little Scholarship                                              
This endowed scholarship is given in honor of Harold V. Little and in memory of Anna Marie Little by their family. It is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student studying gerontology.

Charles and Catherine B. Rice Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in Early County, Georgia.
Qualified Rice Scholars will be awarded annual stipend for tuition (through HOPE), housing, etc. which are renewable for up to four years.  Included is a lap top computer and printer, expense-paid study abroad experience, and membership in a professional society. 

Charles and Catherine B. Rice Scholarship
Established in honor of Charles and Catherine B. Rice, this endowed scholarship is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student studying gerontology.

Graduate Research Assistantships

Through the award of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs), the Gerontology Institute provides financial support and research training to full-time degree students. A Graduate Research Assistantship provides a full tuition waiver and a stipend. These stipends range from a minimum of $6,000 per year for master's students to $12,000 per year for doctoral students and are subject to the availability of funds.  Students are assigned to work with a professor or research team and typically share responsibilities with faculty members and research staff for collection, cataloguing, and analysis of data.