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Donovan Gerontology Scholarships Awarded

Contact: Ralph Derickson

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The Donovan Scholarship in Gerontology for undergraduate and graduate students was established during the 25th anniversary of the Donovan Scholars program at UK. The Donovan Scholars program allows persons 65 or older to attend UK or any other state-supported institution of higher learning in Kentucky free of charge.

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Keith Anderson

Photo of Elizabeth Hunter
Elizabeth Hunter

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Eugenia Tackett

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2003) -- Three University of Kentucky gerontology students were recently awarded Donovan Scholarships for the 2003-2004 school year. The recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the year.

The Donovan Scholarship in Gerontology for undergraduate and graduate students was established during the 25th anniversary of the Donovan Scholars program at UK. The Donovan Scholars program allows persons 65 or older to attend UK or any other state-supported institution of higher learning in Kentucky free of charge.

The recipients of this year’s scholarship are:

  • Keith Anderson, a second-year master’s degree student from Washington, D.C. Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. He is professionally and academically interested in the quality of life in long-term care facilities, the bereavement and grief process, and ethical issues on aging.
  • Elizabeth Hunter of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1986, Hunter received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a minor in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000 she earned a Master of Arts degree in occupational therapy.
  • Eugenia Tackett, a native of Wittensville, Ky., and a 1997 graduate of Berea College. She is a graduate student at UK, studying social work and gerontology.

For more information about the Donovan Scholars program visit their Web site.


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