AAGP Scholars Program Information for Applicants

I had a wonderful experience meeting other practitioners and fellow residents and am excited about completing a project and working with my mentor during the upcoming year. It was wonderful to be in such a collegial atmosphere and the passion for geriatric psychiatry was definitely contagious.” 

PGY-2 Honors Scholars Participant

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Applications Due:  October 1, 2015

GMHF Honors Scholarships

These scholarships are available to Psychiatry residents in their first, second, or third year of training and will be granted to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the selection committee.

Benefits

  • A one-year membership in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Registration to the AAGP Annual Meeting
  • Travel costs and 3 nights' hotel accommodations to participate in the Scholars Program held at the AAGP Annual Meeting
  • A full day of programming at the annual meeting
  • Participation in an academic project related to Geriatric psychiatry under the supervision of an assigned mentor

Requirements

By accepting the scholarship, Honors scholars agree to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend ALL of the Scholars Program events at the annual meeting, which include a full day of programming for trainees, lunch with an assigned mentor, attendance at the Honors Scholars Alumni Session and a donor reception.  A schedule of scholar-related and required activities will be sent to award recipients in advance of the annual meeting.
  • Complete a scholarly project related to geriatric psychiatry.  Three to four Honors Scholars will be selected to present their work at the subsequent AAGP annual meeting.
  • Attend at least one AAGP committee or caucus meeting during the AAGP annual meeting

  

“Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in AAGP’s annual meeting. I really enjoyed learning about geriatric psychiatry as well as meeting such a warm and caring group of doctors and students. I could see that a lot of work went into the scholars program and I am very grateful to have been a part of it. Geriatric psychiatry will definitely be on my radar as I start residency this summer.”  MS –IV General Scholars Participant


GMHF General Scholarships

These scholarships are available to medical students in a LCME- or COCA-accredited medical school. 

Benefits

GMHF General Scholarships provide trainees with the following benefits:

  • A one-year membership in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Registration to the AAGP annual meeting
  • A travel stipend to help defray travel expenses to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting. The amount of the travel stipend is determined annually, based on the funding available. 
  •  A full day of programming at the annual meeting
  • Voluntary participation in an academic project related to Geriatric psychiatry under the supervision of an assigned mentor

Requirements

By accepting the scholarship, General scholars agree to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend ALL of the Scholars Program events at the annual meeting, which include a full day of programming for trainees, lunch with an assigned mentor, attendance at the Honors Scholars Alumni Session and a donor reception.  A schedule of scholar-related and required activities will be sent to award recipients in advance of the annual meeting.
  • GMHF General Scholars are encouraged, but not required, to work on a scholarly project related to geriatric psychiatry.  

*** Due to the competitive nature of these limited scholarships, the GMHF will not be able to award scholarships to individuals who have been awarded an Honors scholarship in a previous year; General Scholars will be eligible for Honors Scholarship once they apply as Psychiatry residents.


Scholars Program Events at the 2016 AAGP Annual Meeting

Chair: Michelle Conroy, MD

Scholars who apply for the program must be able to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting from March 17th-20th in Washington, DC, and agree to fully attend all of the Scholars Program activities.


Procedures for Application

Application packets should include the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Letter of intent and interest from the resident or medical student
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a Psychiatry faculty member (for residents) or a Psychiatry Clerkship Director or faculty member from Psychiatry or another relevant subspecialty (for medical students)
  • Brief biographical sketch (300 words describing training and accomplishments to be shared with scholarship donor)
  • Digital Photograph (not to exceed 2MB in size to be shared with scholarship donor)

Send the application packet to:

GMHF Scholars Program Selection Committee
c/o AAGP
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-556-9222
Email: main@AAGPonline.org

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015    

Download application (Word Doc) here:  

The program participants will be announced in December.
For additional information, please phone or email AAGP at 703-556-9222; main@aagponline.org