The Application Process

To be considered for admission to the 2017-18 Kott Gerontology Institute Scholars Program, applicants should complete the following steps:

3.  Request two personal references. One reference must be submitted by a faculty member of their current academic program who is familiar with the applicant's academic performance and interest, preparation and experience in gerontology, or other experience relevant to the internship. The second reference should be from an individual who has supervised the applicant outside of the academic setting. For applicants who previously have completed or are currently involved in a practicum experience, the second reference must be provided by the applicant’s direct supervisor at that placement. References will be accepted by e-mail attachments with electronic signatures or in pdf format that includes a signature.

4.  Applicants will be informed by e-mail when their applications are complete.

5.  Representatives from the Kott Gerontology Institute and consortium agencies will review applications in the order that they are received and select candidates for individual, in-person interviews with the admissions committee.

6.  Based on applicants’ work and field experiences, academic records, statements of interest in gerontology, references and personal interviews, the consortium coordinators will select potential interns who will be contacted and offered scholarships.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, through April 1 and are reviewed in the order they're received. Applications received after April 1 will be considered only if unfilled internships remain after considering all applications received by the original deadline.

Submitting the application

Application materials and references will be accepted only by e-mail, with attached documents in pdf or MS Word-compatible format, addressed to: Trish Abbey, LCSW, 
Executive Director, 
Kott Gerontology Institute


For more information concerning the admissions process and internships, email Trish Abbey of the Kott Gerontology Scholars Program, at Please do not direct questions to individual agencies.