To apply for the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program, complete the downloadable application below and send it, along with a resume and letter of recommendation from your faculty supervisor to Jennifer Kinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, May 8, 2015. Questions about the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program can also be directed to Jennifer by email or phone (513-529-2915).


Students will be notified of their acceptance into the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program by mid to late May.


Internships in Aging

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) has partnered with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) to create the Ohio Scholars in Aging program. The program is for students who are enrolled in an internship or practicum (including clinicals and practicals) that involves older adults or their caregivers. The program links students’ hands-on experience to aging-related policy at the state level. The program provides scholars of all academic backgrounds with the opportunity to learn about and contribute to aging-related policy-making, establish career-long professional contacts and gain valuable career knowledge and skills in the field of aging.

For more information about the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program, including time commitment and requirement, see program application. 


Ohio Scholars in Aging Program

Spring, 2015 Student Scholars

Sophia Postich

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Otterbein Portage Valley
  • Pemberville, Ohio

Emily Kowal

  • The Ohio State University
  • Goodwill Columbus- Health and Wellness Department
  • Columbus, Ohio

Mitchell Eyerman

  • Miami University
  • Office of State Long-term Care Ombudsman
  • Columbus, Ohio

Cayleigh M. Crook

  • Kent State University
  • Covington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • East Palestine, Ohio 

Rachel Briceland

  • Youngstown State University
  • Youngstown State University and multiple healthy aging sites
  • Youngstown, Ohio




Ohio Scholars in Aging Program

Summer, 2014 Student Scholars

Laura Hahn
Miami University
Butler County Probate County
Evaluating the court’s volunteer guardianship program

Sarah Flowers
Miami University
The 741 Center
Outreach to community of elders

Laura Andrews-Francis
Miami University
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Researching new resources for community resource directory

Natalie Pitheckoff
Miami University
Examining family caregiver resources within Ohio

Ohio Scholars in Aging Program

Spring, 2014 Student Scholars

Rita Betz
Bowling Green State University

Morgan Bunting
Bowling Green State University

Kyle Clayton
Youngstown State University

Josie Creech
University of Cincinnati

Hanna Koscinski
Youngstown State University

Amy Plant
Youngstown State University

Amanda Slattery
Youngstown State University

Joseph Voytek
Youngstown State University

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