Caring.com Student-Caregiver Bi-Annual Scholarship
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
- Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
- How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
- How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
Share your #CaringScholar story by December 31, 2016.
Congratulations to the summer 2016 #CaringScholar Scholarship winners:
- Rachel Elibri -- Rachel is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and plans to pursue a nursing career. She cares for her father, who suffers from a brain injury.
- Nicole Gambetta -- Nicole Gambetta is a student at the University of Central Florida. She is caring for her father, who suffered a stroke.
- Judy Lucente -- Judy Lucente is an incoming freshman at California State University San Marcos, where she plans to study psychology. She is caring for her father, a disabled cancer survivor.
- Three students attending a U.S. college or university (and in good academic standing) will each receive a $1,500 grant for tuition and/or books.
- Read the Scholarship Agreement.
- Complete and submit the Application Form by 11:59PM PDT on 12/31/2016.
Judging will be based on the following criteria, that include, but are not limited to:
- Submission quality (inspiring, extraordinary, or otherwise compelling).
- Impact the scholarship will make on the life of the student and the person they care for.
- Whether the applicant has addressed the application questions and satisfied the application guidelines.
- For students attending a U.S. university or college in Fall Term 2016 (starting August 2016), who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Includes current high school students who are matriculating in Fall 2016 and have been involved in caregiving during high school and intend to continue while attending college.
- Students must follow all application instructions and agree to the Scholarship Agreement.
More than 40 million people in the United States care for someone over age 50, yet most have little preparation or experience when they begin their caregiving journey.
Caring.com is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging grandparents, parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We equip caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less stressed -- as they face the many challenges of caregiving.
To make that journey a little easier, we provide personal, one-on-one guidance with a Family Advisor, thousands of original articles, a comprehensive Senior Care Directory with reviews from real caregivers, and the collective wisdom of an involved community. Caring.com's carefully researched and expert-reviewed content includes advice from a team of more than 50 trusted leaders in geriatric medicine, law, finance, senior housing, and in-home care.