April 01, 2014

AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence Scholarships

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 4.)

The AARP Foundation in pleased to announce continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence Scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to offset part of the cost of attendance at the 2014 National Aging and Law Conference by advocates working on behalf of low income and diverse older adults.

The AARP Foundation has pledged $10,000 in needs-based scholarships for the 2014 National Aging and Law Conference being held October 16–17 in Washington, DC.

AARP Foundation established this scholarship in memory of Jerry D. Florence, who served as the Director of the AARP Foundation for two years before dying suddenly in 2005 at the age of 57. Mr. Florence was a leader who was quickly able to envision how new ideas could transform the lives of AARP’s members. He delighted in finding ways to help others, and his energy, positive attitude, and easy smile touched many hearts.

AARP Foundation is proud to continue the memory of this visionary through scholarships for advocates at this conference.

Consideration will be given to all applicants for the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence Scholarships; however, priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Have not attended the National Aging and Law Institute or the National Aging and Law Conference recently.
  • Demonstrate a financial need in order to attend.
  • Provide legal services or advocacy for low to moderate income older Americans and older Americans of diverse backgrounds.

Scholarship applications are due by June 15, 2014.

Learn more and apply at: www.ambar.org/nalc2014 ■