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At a Glance

Graduate Assistantships

Each year, the Center for Aging & Community offers graduate assistantships to students enrolled in any UIndy graduate program. Graduate Assistants (GAs) work with CAC faculty and staff in various areas including academic programs, research, outreach, and capacity building efforts. The assistantship awards consist of tuition remission and compensation for hours worked onsite at CAC.

  • Full Assistantship - Tuition remission for up to two courses in the Fall semester and two courses in the Spring semester or Summer session (4 courses total) and compensation of $10/hour with an average time commitment of 20 hours per week. 
  • Partial Assistantship - Tuition remission for one course in the Fall semester and one course in the Spring semester or Summer session (2 courses total) and compensation of $10/hour with an average time commitment of 10 hours per week.

Start date: August 1 (or mutually agreed upon date)
End date: May 31

Note: Employment may possibly be available during the summer. GAs are not required to work, nor are they paid, during the December holiday break, Spring Break, or any other University of Indianapolis holiday.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students enrolled in a graduate program within any discipline at the University of Indianapolis and in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply. Students currently accepted into the MS in Gerontology or Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program will be given first preference.

To apply:

Students interested in a graduate assistantship at CAC should submit the following to the address listed at the bottom of the page:

  • A typed letter of application that includes the following: statement of interest in and commitment to the mission of CAC, confirmation of ability to work onsite at CAC, a description of any special work skills, description of financial need
  • A current resume
  • Demonstration of academic proficiency (3.0 GPA or higher on academic record, verifiable through the UIndy Registrar)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. Include at least one academic recommendation. The other can be from an academic reference, employment or volunteer position. Letters should address motivation, work ethic, experience and/or job skills.

Deadline to apply: May 15

Applicants will be notified of tentative acceptance on July 1, with final confirmation provided by July 15.

Graduate Scholarships

The Center for Aging & Community currently offers three scholarships for students pursuing a Master of Science in Gerontology or a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

  • Mark S. Fritz Endowed Scholarship - $1,000. One available annually.
  • Rosenelle Worthington Memorial Scholarship Award - This award is in recognition of Rosenelle Worthington, who had a life well-lived in service of and engagement to benefit seniors. One $1,000 award is available annually.

To apply:

Students may apply for all three scholarship awards and must submit separate letters of application and supporting documentation for each award. Letters of application should include:

  • Statement of intent to study within the field of aging and current enrollment in either the Master of Science in Gerontology program or the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program
  • Description of financial need
  • Demonstration of academic proficiency (3.0 GPA or higher on academic record, verifiable through the UIndy Registrar)

Deadline to apply: May 15

Awards will be announced on or about July 15. Awardees will be notified by official letter and must accept award(s) in writing. The scholarship money is used at the student's discretion. All awards are valid for one academic year only (August 1 - June 30).

Submitting applications for assistantships and scholarships

All letters and supporting documents for scholarships and assistantships should be mailed to:

University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community
c/o Academic Program Coordinator
1400 E. Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Questions regarding CAC graduate assistantships and scholarships should be directed to our Academic Program Director, via email or phone at (317) 791-5930.