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Opportunities & Resources

Gerontology Award for Excellence

The Gerontology Award for Excellence is awarded annually in the spring to a Gerontology Certificate student who graduated with the Certificate in the preceding fall semester or who is scheduled to graduate with the certificate in the spring or summer semester.

The recipient will be given a plaque at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Banquet.

Eligibility criteria are:

  • completion of at least 12 credits toward the Gerontology Certificate;
  • fulfillment of the Gerontology Certificate practicum requirement; and
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0 in Gerontology Certificate courses.

During each spring semester, the Gerontology Program Director will review academic records of certificate students. From among eligible students, the recipient is chosen according to academic merit, as indicated by the highest grade point average in Gerontology Certificate courses.   

Typically only one award per year will be made. In the case of a tie, multiple awards will be given.