An annual award is made to a student who demonstrates by virtue of high scholastic attainment and professional competence unusual promise and ability in the field of gerontology.
Each year the faculty chooses a graduating student who has exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated service in gerontology.
Each year the departmental faculty chooses an alumna/alumnus who best exemplifies the standards of the profession.
The Iris A. Parham Scholarship was created by alumni in honor of Dr. Iris A. Parham and the Department of Gerontology’s 25th anniversary. This award is given to a candidate who has demonstrated distinguished academic performance, outstanding achievement in and dedication to the field of gerontology, and has overcome obstacles or met significant challenges to pursue a career in aging studies.