The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging offers students in the UW School of Nursing opportunities to learn about successful aging and ways professionals can promote optimal experiences for older adults. 

To date nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.

2014-2015 Applications and report templates are available.

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients!

Scholarship recipients receive funds and support for research projects related to healthy aging and older adults.  The scholars presented the results of their work at our Healthy Aging Scholars' Presentations and Reception in May of 2015


2013 2014 Scholars

Healthy Aging Doctoral Research Scholarships

StudentTopicFaculty Mentor

Wimon "Winnie" Deechakawan

Healthy Aging Scholarship

Diabetes mellitus type II in adult family homes: prevalence, management procedure, best practices.Eleanor Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sharon McRae

Myrene C. McAninch Scholarship

Healthy Aging:  Perspectives of   Older Black African immigrant women

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Michelle Pui-Yan Yip

Myrene C. McAninch Scholarship

A Qualitative Study of Case Mangers' Experiences and Perspectives on Quality of In-Home Care

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Healthy Aging Undergraduate Research Scholarships

StudentTopicFaculty Mentor

Michael Clauson

Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholarship

Does the immune response following a TBI contribute to the worse outcomes experienced by older adults?

Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAAN

Michael Kelly

Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholarship

Developing a Cost Calculator for Mall Walking Programs for Older Adults: A CDC priorityBasia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jeremy Thurston

Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholarship

A Portrait of Mall Walking Among Older AdultsBasia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rebecca Tiffany

Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholarship

Development of an Evidence-Informed Mall Walking Program Resource Guide Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN




Healthy Aging Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships encourage junior and senior baccalaureate nursing students to carry out a research project in the field of aging. Under the mentorship of a nursing faculty member, students are encouraged to examine questions of direct relevance to pre-existing studies or develop their own research projects.

The award amount is $2,000.


Healthy Aging Graduate Nursing Scholarships

Graduate scholarships encourage master's and doctoral nursing students to pursue research projects in the field of aging and gerontological nursing.

Funds are unrestricted and may be used at the discretion of the student to facilitate completion of the research.

Award amounts vary from $5,000 to $7,500.


Travel Scholarships

The de Tornyay Center is proud to support students presenting their gerontology research at regional, national and international conferences.

Contact de Tornyay manager Heather Wicklein Sanchez for more information at