scholarship program was initiated in 1989 to celebrate
the 25th anniversary of the UK Donovan Scholars Program
which offers free tuition at UK to persons age 65
Ky. (Dec. 6, 2002) --
Three $2,000 scholarships in gerontology have been
awarded by the University
of Kentucky Donovan Scholars Program to three
Lexington residents who are pursuing degrees in gerontology-related
program was initiated in 1989 to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the UK Donovan Scholars Program which
offers free tuition at UK to persons age 65 or older.
The scholarship awards were increased in 1999 through
a fund-raising effort that celebrated the 35th anniversary
of the program. Thirty-three students from 17 areas
of study have received scholarships totaling more
scholarship recipients are:
Nickell, a second-year UK graduate student who is
pursuing a master's degree in health sciences, physician
assistant studies. Nickell, of Lexington, is a 1997
graduate of the Lexington Christian Academy. She has
won many academic awards and has served as a volunteer
at local hospitals and nursing homes.
Matthews, a gerontology doctoral candidate, who is
originally from Pomona, Calif. She recently earned
a UK master's degree in medical anthropology with
a focus on hospice care for elderly African Americans.
Her research focus is on the dynamics of health communication
during the care of older women.
Ryan, a doctoral candidate in the College of Nursing,
who has already completed course requirements for
a graduate certificate in gerontology. She also has
advanced certification in oncology nursing and has
extensive clinical experience with hospice and home