A Place For Mom Scholarship

A Place for Mom scholarship, provided by A Place for Mom, is available to university students who have a keen interest in the areas of aging and gerontology.

To be eligible for the A Place for Mom scholarship, applicants must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Additionally, they must be currently enrolled and actively pursuing studies at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

Selected recipients of the scholarship will receive a generous financial donation of $2,000 for their exceptional submissions that highlight life lessons derived from seniors.

A Place For Mom Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria For A Place For Mom Scholarship

Enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate level program in the fields of

  • gerontology,
  • long term care administration,
  • social work,
  • medicine,
  • nursing,
  • sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.

Intention to pursue a career involving working with senior citizens.

Currently attending classes at an accredited college or university during the spring deadline.

Ineligibility for employees of A Place for Mom, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household, regardless of relation.

Five students will be selected for the scholarship based on their essay, judged by an external panel of senior living professionals.

Scholarship funds must be utilized for tuition or book expenses related to the approved field of study.

Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time.


  • Multiple majors are eligible, including Nursing, Gerontology, Social Work, Sociology, and Public Administration.

Class Level:

  • Both undergraduate and graduate students at any class level are eligible.

Financial Need:

  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App is not required.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.


  • High School (HS) GPA is not applicable.
  • Undergraduate GPA requirement: 3.0.
  • Graduate GPA requirement: 3.0.

Required Submission for A Place for Mom Scholarship:

  • Applicants can choose to submit either an essay or a video response.
  • Topic: Reflect on the most important life lessons learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life and explain how you will apply these lessons in your future career working with seniors.

Essay Requirements:

Video Requirements:

  • The video can be an interview of a senior or a personal story about life lessons from an older person who has been significant in the applicant’s life.
  • Video length: At least two minutes but no more than three minutes.
  • The video should have good production quality.
  • The applicant must obtain permission from individuals appearing in or mentioned in the video to use their name, voice, and/or image.
  • If requested, the applicant must provide A Place for Mom with the necessary permission documentation in an acceptable form.


The video must not;

  • violate or infringe upon another’s rights,
  • contain brand names or trademarks,
  • include artwork not created by the applicant,
  • use copyrighted music without permission or licensing.


The A Place for Mom scholarship is available to university students interested in aging and gerontology.

Eligibility criteria include;

  • being a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident,
  • enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • pursuing a degree related to gerontology, social work, nursing, or other specified fields.

Recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship for their exceptional submissions on life lessons from seniors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec)
  • Pursuing a degree in fields related to gerontology, social work, nursing, etc.
  • Intention to work with senior citizens
  • Not an employee of A Place for Mom or related to employees
  • Five recipients selected based on their essay by external professionals

Application Requirements:

  • Half-time enrollment for undergraduates and graduates
  • Eligible majors include Nursing, Gerontology, Social Work, Sociology, and Public Administration
  • No requirement for demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Undergraduate GPA requirement: 3.0; Graduate GPA requirement: 3.0
  • Submit either a 400-700 word essay or a 2-3 minute video on life lessons from a senior
  • Follow guidelines for essay or video submission, including email or online file-sharing platforms


  • Videos and essays must comply with copyright and permission guidelines
  • No use of copyrighted music without proper permission or licensing