Recipients have been chosen for the first annual $1,000 Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships
AUSTIN, Texas -- SeniorAdvice.com, a leading resource for housing solutions and advice for seniors, has named the winners of its annual student scholarship contest. SeniorAdvice.com offered two $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in a college or university for the Fall of 2016 academic semester to help honor those who give back to the elderly community.
The SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship was open to eligible students who have been a caregiver for an adult relative. The SeniorAdvice Volunteer Scholarship was available to eligible students who have served as a volunteer in a senior living community within the past year. Out of 221 applications, the 2016 winners are: Dustin Lane (Chowan University) and Anna Ratzlaff (Western Washington University).
The scholarships were open to students attending a two or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2016. Applicants were asked to answer several questions to complete the application, including: what they learned from their experience as a caregiver or volunteer, and a valuable piece of advice they received from their aging loved one.
"We were pleasantly surprised at the number of applications we received for our first annual scholarship awards. We're aware that there are so many deserving caregivers and volunteers out there. Ultimately, the winners were chosen based on the bond with their patient and their desire to continue to better their communities through their education and beyond," said SeniorAdvice.com CEO and Founder, Ryan Patterson.
Additional information on the 2016 scholarship winners can be found at https://www.senioradvice.com/blog. For more information about the SeniorAdvice.com Scholarships, please visit https://www.senioradvice.com/scholarships.
Launched in 2016, SeniorAdvice.com connects older people and their support systems to more than 50,000 housing options. The free senior living search engine contains comprehensive information on providers nationwide, including assisted living, nursing homes, memory care, home healthcare, independent living, adult day services, retirement homes, respite care, and hospice care.