We will offer annual $1000 scholarships for advancement in the field of gerontology. Any Norma Smiles graduate enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university and planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens can apply for annual scholarship. This is a general scholarship which will award the selected applicants with a financial donation. To apply, Norma Smiles Graduates must complete a 500-word minimum essay on selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement. Scholarship will be awarded to student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of eldercare professionals.