scholarships & educational programs

2017 HPGS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

LEILANI MAXERA

 

“I am grateful beyond words to receive a scholarship from the Hawaii Pacifi c Gerontological Society. I am attending Hawaii Pacifi c University part-time in order to get my Master of Social Work degree. While the program does not have an offi  cial gerontology concentration, I am tailoring my studies to focus on aging, advance care planning, and end-of-life issues. My capstone is focused on home-based funerals and their eff ects on the bereavement process. I look forward to graduation, when I will be switching careers to work in the gerontology fi eld. Thank you so much to HPGS for their generosity and support, and for the great work that they are doing for our community.”

 

RUBY YOUNG

 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for selecting me as a recipient of this year’s Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Scholarship.  As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunities this award will provide me. Pursuing a master’s degree in adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP) at the The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has always been my dream. In addition to being a student, I work as a staff  nurse at the Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. Everyday, I get to make a diff erence in lives of the senior residents by providing skilled nursing care. It has been such a rewarding experience as I develop both personal and professional relationships with the residents at Kahala Nui. Last year, I had an opportunity to attend Hawaii Pacifi c Gerontological Society’s Biennial Conference, where I had an opportunity to meet speakers, stakeholders, professionals, and volunteers all across the state and country. It opened my eyes to see the impact we can make to solve the issues facing our older adults today. As I conclude the fi nal chapter of my graduate studies, I am excited and challenged to serve and provide quality health care to adults and older adults in Hawaii. Once again, thank you for your financial support in my education. Your generosity truly makes a difference.”

NOTES FROM 2016 HPGS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

PHOEBE HWANG

 

“Mahalo to the Hawaii Pacifi c Gerontological Society for their generous scholarship! I’m honored to be this year’s HPGS Scholarship winner. This scholarship helped off -set the costs of tuition and my dissertation research materials. I was able to purchase the programs and tools necessary to complete my project.”

LESLIE-ANN KONDO

 

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the generous scholarship you haven given me.  I feel so fortunate to have been selected as a recipient of this honor.  Your generosity will allow me to pursue my dreams, and for that, I cannot thank you enough.  Chaminade University has strengthened my skills and knowledge and provided me with the education I need to succeed in my nursing profession.  I am dedicated, highly skilled at what I do, and work effectively and efficiently in collaboration with my colleagues.  I have set for myself in earning a Bachelor degree in Nursing by May 2017 and obtaining a position where I can be a positive influence on others.  By awarding me with the HPGS Scholarship, you have enlighten my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning.  Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community.  I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal justt as you have helped me."

RUBY YANG

 

“I would like to offer my sincere gratitude once again for selecting me as this year’s scholarship recipient. Thank you all for the warm welcome and recognition. I feel extremely honored and privileged. As a future adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, I am very honored to become a member of HPGS, and hope that I can become involved in many ways in and through the organization. I learned a lot through this year’s conference. I was inspired by many great speakers, who came from all over the country and world to share their experiences with us. As a student, I feel that it is important to not only gain knowledge through classes and clinical experiences, but also through extracurricular activities such as attending conferences and doing volunteer work. Attending this conference was definitely a worthwhile decision as I gained so much great insight. I enjoyed meeting and networking with all the vendors as well as meeting people from all the across the island who shared my passion for the geriatric population. I look forward to the next event/conference where I get to meet new people and learn from professionals, experts, and renowned speakers. Mahalo once again!”

 

HPGS GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS) provides training and networking support to professionals in gerontology. HPGS also raises funds and awards scholarships to college students interested in careers involving aging and older people. These scholarships are funded by generous donations from the Brodhead family, Assisted Living Options Hawaii, and many individual donors. Each year, HPGS offers Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships (funds permitting) for students enrolled in the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, and Brigham Young University-Hawaii who have a serious interest in professional work related to aging, long-term care, and/or death and dying.  Scholarship applications must be sent by email to ridley0428@gmail.com and must be received by June 15 to be considered for the following academic year.

 

Instructions for Applying

 

ELDERCARE WORKERS TRAINING AWARDS

 

With support from a generous grant from Assisted Living Options Hawaii (ALOH), HPGS is pleased to announce a new training awards program designed specifically for persons currently working with, or planning to work with, older adults. In funding this program, the ALOH President stated, “Our intent is…to support incumbent workers who need financial support for specialized short-term Gerontological training resulting in certification.” These awards will provide tuition assistance for workers who enroll in credit or noncredit courses and certificate programs, which enhance their knowledge and skills in areas related to aging.

 

GUIDELINES & APPLICATIONS

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

 

HPGS sponsors conferences, workshops and webinars to provide education and information about aging issues and trends.  For more information, contact sgoyallc@aol.com.

 

 

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND THROUGH THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

This endowment Fund was established with a generous donation from Nadao & Mieko Yoshinaga. The Hawaii Community Foundation handles the awarding of the scholarships through its uniform application process which has a March 1st deadline. All information is on the web at hawaiicommunityfoundation.org.

 

Each year, scholarships are awarded - the minimum scholarship is $500.

 

 

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