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JOHN VANCE EDUCATIONAL FUND
The Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association (NOGA) is pleased to offer an academic scholarship for an undergraduate and/or graduate student. The scholarship is intended to benefit students who are preparing for careers in age-related fields.
WHO WAS JOHN VANCE?
JOHN VANCE was a well known social worker in the northwest Ohio area. He was a long time member of NOGA and served as Chairperson and President from 1987 to 1991. At the time, John directed Information Services for the Elderly (ISE) located in the First Call for Help offices at One Stranahan Square. His work at ISE included coordinating and developing programs for seniors, implementing community organization and advocacy, and providing technical assistance to service providers. He later worked for the Area Office on Aging as the Housing Director.
In 1996 NOGA created a student scholarship in honor of John Vance. “The scholarship was posthumously named for John (around 1997-1998) in recognition of his unceasing efforts not only on behalf of older adults, but also in his mentoring of students. He was a kind and gentle man, quick to smile and to offer an encouraging word.”*
Applicants must be currently enrolled in and have completed one semester/quarter at an accredited college or university in Northwest Ohio. The applicant must::
- Complete an application;
- Submit a two-page, double-spaced, typed response to an application question;
- Submit a letter of reference from their academic advisor or an instructor in the field of gerontology on university letterhead.
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