Student Travel Scholarship

The CSWE Gero-Ed Center is pleased to offer travel scholarships for up to two baccalaureate or master's level social work students with an interest in aging to attend the 2015 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM). Awardees will receive $500 for travel expenses and complimentary registration to attend the 2015 APM and its Gero-Ed Track events in Denver, Colorado from October 15–18, 2015.

These awards are provided through the Ashley Brooks-Danso Memorial Fund, which honors the life and legacy of Ashley Brooks-Danso (1979–2011). From 2004–2008 Ashley co-directed the CSWE Gero-Ed Center and was a friend, mentor, and colleague to many in the social work community. Ashley’s great passion at the Center was finding creative ways to recruit students to gerontological social work and help support their studies.


Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled full- or part-time students in a CSWE-accredited baccalaureate or master’s level social work program,
  • Demonstrate an interest in aging through a field placement, service learning, coursework, or similar activity, and
  • Be nominated by a social work faculty member from their current program.

How To Apply

Social work faculty nominators must submit the application form found below, including the student statement, via e-mail to Nominations will not be accepted from students. 

Application Deadline

Applications are due by Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. Gero-Ed Center staff will send an e-mail confirming receipt of each application. Award notifications will be made in August 2015.