ALC, NEWH and Samuelson Furniture Collaborate on New Scholarship
The Ageless Living Collaborative (ALC), a nonprofit organization with a mission focusing on safe, present, healthy and joyful design in senior living, has announced they will be accepting applications for a scholarship specifically for students dedicated to senior living design. Applications will open June 1, 2022 and will be open to all seniors/fourth year students in a college/university interior design program who are specifically focusing on senior living design.
Applications will be made available through NEWH’s website, which provides networking, education and scholarship opportunities for members of the hospitality industry.
“Much of the mission of the Ageless Living Collaborative aligns with our own mission at NEWH, which is to provide scholarships to qualified candidates who wish to pursue careers in their chosen fields related to hospitality, and in this case, senior living,” said Shelia Lohmiller, CEO of NEWH. “NEWH has developed a protocol for identifying schools and candidates for scholarship recipients and we are happy to support ALC in facilitating the senior living design scholarship program.”
Paving the Way to Greater Design Opportunities in Senior Living Design
Founded in July of 2020, the Ageless Living Collaborative (ALC) was founded by senior living design industry leaders to share information, educate, discuss and delve into current challenges, and find solutions, for the senior living community. Through webinars, covering numerous topics, the Ageless Living Collaborative provides a platform for experts to address issues, and engage in conversations to encourage positive aging for seniors.
The Ageless Living Collaborative Senior Living Design Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to a senior living design student, will adhere to the criteria of NEWH scholarships, and will be awarded in mid-November 2022, during the Gold Key Awards in New York.
“We are honored at the opportunity to contribute to the future of senior living design by sponsoring the Ageless Living Collaborative Senior Living Scholarship,” said Lawrence Chalfin, President, Samuelson Furniture, which will be sponsoring the scholarship. “The future of senior living is bright and as part of this design community, we are ready to do our part to fuel students’ passion to create an enhanced quality of life for all—no matter what age.”
“We are grateful to Samuelson Furniture for greatly accelerating our ability to present this scholarship to a student dedicated to senior living design,” said Phoebe Stein, President of Ageless Living Collaborative and Olive Presents, Inc. “The Ageless Living Collaborative is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and through the ALC scholarship program, our goal is to encourage and embrace new thinking, innovative evidence-based design and better outcomes for seniors,”
To submit an application, applicants may go to newh.org and, use the link here to submit the required documentation as specified by the application.