Senior Network Scholarship SCAN scholarship recipient Cynthia Hardiman, (left) with Sue Anne Sweeney, chair of Madonna University’s Aging Studies Department.

Madonna student among senior network scholarship winners

August 28, 2015

LIVONIA, Mich. – Cynthia Hardiman, a Madonna University student majoring in aging studies, was awarded one of the 2015 Carol Green Scholarships presented by SCAN Oakland at its meeting August 25.

Hardiman, a Royal Oak resident, said she was grateful to have received the $1,000 scholarship and that she plans to put the money toward books and other university costs. “The experience of participating and receiving the SCAN Oakland Carol Green Scholarship was an amazing feeling,” Hardiman said. “I plan to become active in supporting and participating in programs such as SCAN. I feel so humbled; it's unbelievable.”

SCAN (Senior Coordinating Aging Network) Oakland MI (www.scanoakland-mi.com) is a committed network of professionals serving the senior community in Oakland County. Through annual networking events and fundraisers, SCAN offers an annual scholarship to college students in senior, geriatric or social work fields of study. Applicants submitted essays explaining why they would be a good candidate for the scholarship. The board reviewed the applications and selected three scholarship recipients.

Madonna University’s Department of Aging Studies, which recently celebrated 40 years of academic excellence, is committed to preparing students to address the concerns of an aging population, and to promote the potential of people in their later years through its gerontology curriculum, field placements, and role in the aging services community that serves older adults in Southeastern Michigan.

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