The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU (OLLI at ASU) desires to build innovative programming to connect traditional ASU students with the passions and aspirations of lifelong learners.
Scholarships are being offered to creative, passionate currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who have an affinity for working with older adults to produce meaningful educational experiences. Scholarship recipients will create and implement a sustainable best-practice project focusing on intergenerational learning (people of all ages learning together and from each other).
To support continuing implementation of intergenerational programming, scholarships of $5,000 will be allocated as needed throughout the academic year for tuition and educational expenses. Half of the scholarship will be awarded immediately after acceptance, and the other half will be awarded once the scholarship project is completed.
A generous gift from the CDH Charitable Foundation enables us to offer scholarships to champion innovation in this arena.
Your application for the Intergenerational Learning Service Scholarship will be managed through the scholarship portal and must include a letter of application, resume, identify one recommender (who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation), as well as a video submission.
Your letter of application should include your name, major, College, ASU GPA, and year of study (e.g., senior, masters, doctoral), and should answer the following questions:
- What motivated you to apply for this scholarship?
- How do your personal values align with the goals of this scholarship?
- What innovative idea do you have for a great intergenerational learning project?
- How would the project exemplify successful intergenerational learning through both co-learning and across generations?
- What ASU faculty would you like to work with on your project?
- What is the timeline of your project, and what would successful completion of the project look like?
Your letter of recommendation can be either from an ASU faculty member, or a community member familiar with your intergenerational interests, and should address your capacity to excel in an intergenerational learning project.
In a 2-5 minute video submission (linked in the application), make a “pitch” for the most innovative idea you have for an intergenerational project with OLLI at ASU students. Think of a creative way to:
- bring older adults and traditional students together in a shared learning experience
- help older adults build a sense of community through an innovative project involving traditional students
- facilitate the desire of OLLI at ASU students to become involved in pressing social issues
- or something else! Please allow no boundaries to your imagination - we’re looking for creative ideas few have thought of before!
One-time event ideas should be sustainable and easily replicable - in these instances, discuss how you will ensure success beyond your involvement in the project. A “deliverable” - summary of the project, overview of the process, and analysis of the outcomes - at the end of the project may be a stipulation to the second half of scholarship fund disbursement.
Questions about the scholarship? Email us at lifelongasu [d o t] edu or call our office at 602.543.6440.