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John Santos Distinguished Program Development in Clinical Gerontology Award

Offered by Division on Adult Development and Aging

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 6, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

June 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a psychologist or a student studying gerontology or geropsychology? If so, consider applying for the John Santos Distinguished Program Development in Clinical Gerontology Award! This scholarship is open to current psychologists and post-secondary students studying and conducting research in gerontology and geropsychology. It is funded by the Division on Adult Development and Aging, a subdivision of the American Psychological Association that focuses on the growth, development, and challenges people face during adulthood and old age. The award is named for John Santos, a long-time board member of the Retirement Research Fund who recognized that psychology was having difficulty getting its students interested in working with older adults. Each scholarship cycle, one winner is awarded a plaque and $1,500 to recognize the important contributions of those who work with older adults. If you’re passionate about being a psychologist who works with older adults, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to psychologists and postsecondary students studying gerontology and geropsychology. Applicants for this award must be nominated and endorsed by a Division 20 member. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Academic Interest

Psychology, Social Science

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, evidence of the positive contributions of their work, and the below application materials.


Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation

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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Division on Adult Development and Aging at [email protected].

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