The Houston Gerontological Society’s Scholarship Program

           In memory of Ruth DeHart           

Dr. Ruth DeHart was a charter member of the Houston Gerontological Society (HGS).  Her focus throughout her long association with HGS was to passionately promote the education and professional growth of the many disciplines that encompass the field of gerontology. She was a prolific writer who contributed to many HGS newsletters by producing many educational articles that spanned the diverse interests of the HGS membership and the community at large.


For an employee who wishes to obtain a license or certification in an area of gerontology.

This award honors the work of the late and a founder of HGS, Dr. Ruth DeHart, who tirelessly promoted the interdisciplinary field of gerontology in Houston through her efforts to join the related disciplines of medicine, nursing, and social work, including administrators, educators, therapists, and students for the betterment of the aging people of Houston and those who serve them.


This scholarship offers financial support to persons committed to embarking upon, or seeking to advance, a career in aging and is directed toward persons with a history of successful employment or volunteer work in some aspect of eldercare. The purpose of this scholarship should be used to support further education that focuses on the many different fields of aging, primarily, but is not limited to supporting a nursing assistant who wishes to become certified or a housekeeper wishing to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Please review the information on this year’s applicant qualifications and requirements for commitment the Houston Gerontological Society’s educational scholarship. This is an exciting opportunity that provides financial support to a deserving student!!!!

The next scholarship opportunity will be available March 2018.

The Certified Nurse Assistant Scholarships were awarded September 19th at Maggiano’s on Post Oak Blvd, hosted by Overture Tanglewood!  

The Houston Gerontological Society’s Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) 2017 scholarship winners !

Rayshell Butler
Arkadina Taylor
Marie Noel-Kemiang

The new, dynamic scholarship committee provided timely and appropriate scholarships under the guidance of HGS board members and Scholarship Chair, Dr. Scott Creighton and his committee Drs. Laureen Wishom and Carmen Castro.

This has been an exciting opportunity to provide financial support to deserving and exceptional CNA students !!!!


Our 2017-2018 CNA scholarship recipients are now in school!