Student Paper Award

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any SGS Student Member who is submitting scholarly work for presentation at the SGS Annual Meeting.
  • All authors must be students currently enrolled in an academic program with an emphasis in gerontology.
  • Research ideas must be substantially those of the student’s.
  • A letter of support must be provided by the faculty advisor.
  • Co-authored papers:
    Lead author must be a student.
    Winning paper: If a student co-authors with a faculty member, the lead author (student) only will be considered for the award and the faculty member must state that the majority of the work is that of the student’s.
    Winning paper: If a student co-authors with another student(s), only the lead author will be considered for the financial award, but all co-authors will be provided a certificate.
  • Awards are made available to all disciplines within the student membership of SGS.
  • All authors must indicate academic level.
  • Candidates for this award will be required to submit a full paper in advance of the Annual Meeting. The recipient(s) of this award will present the paper at the Annual Meeting. The Student Paper Award manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Applied Gerontology

CRITERIA

This award will provide preference to graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent writing skills as well as:

  • Importance of the research problem, question, or issue.
  • Adequacy of the literature review.
  • Adequacy of the methodological approach and/or logic of the argument.
  • Adequacy of the evidence.
  • Clarity and style of writing.
  • Contribution to the field of applied gerontology, including clearly stated implications for practice and/or application. This is particularly important in view of the Society’s intent to reach a national audience composed of academicians, service providers, and diverse others.
2017 AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Nomination Deadline: March 10, 2017

Past Winners

  • 2017 – Amanda G. Thomas, UNC Charlotte
    “Impact of a Senior Center on Participants and its Implications for Future Research and Policy”
  • 2016 – 1st Place – Christina Barmon
  • 2014 – 1st Place – David Watkins, Georgia State University
    2014 – 2nd Place – Celeste Greene, Georgia State University
    2014 – 3rd Place – Joyce Morgan, Walden University
  • 2013 – Karen Olivia Moss
  • 2012 – Andrea Shamaskin, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2011 – Nicole Collins
  • 2010 – 1st Place – Summer McWilliams
    2010 – 2nd Place – Andrea M. Shamaskin
    2010 – 3rd Place – Karel Joyce D. Kalaw
  • 2009 – 1st Place – Elizabeth Corsentino
    2009 – 1st Place – Sang Gon Nam
    2009 – 3rd Place – Chih-ling Liou
  • 2008 – 1st Place – Desiree M. Seponski
    2008 – 2nd Place – Won Lee Cho
    2008 – 3rd Place – Seokwon Yoon
  • 2007 – 1st Place – Giyeon Kim
    2007 – 2nd Place – Melissa Snarski
    2007 – 3rd Place – Martie Gillen
  • 2006 – 1st Place – LaVona Traywick
    2006 – 2nd Place – Mary Katherine Flythe
    2006 – 3rd Place – Joshua Byrd
  • 2005 – 1st Place – W. Keith Dooley
    2005 – 2nd Place – Maggie Tang
    2005 – 3rd Place – Dunja Trunk
    2005 – 3rd Place – Sara Margolin
  • 2004 – 1st Place – Denise Lewis
    2004 – 2nd Place – Meldrena Chapin
    2004 – 2nd Place – Stacy Grant
    2004 – 3rd Place – Michelle Lague
  • 2003 – 1st Place – Colleen A. Head
    2003 – 2nd Place – Michelle Lague
  • 2002 – 1st Place – Derrick Chan
    2002 – 2nd Place – Rehan D. Overton
    2002 – 3rd Place – Christine A. Fruhauf
  • 2001 – Carole J. Olson
  • 2000 – Miriam Williams Boeri
  • 1999 – Benjamas Kutintara
  • 1999 – Sharon V. King