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This year’s recipient of the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology is an aspiring theater design student. Nim, the 2023 awardee, believes the theater brings the generations together and creates joy. She remembers the fun of having older adults from the local senior center attend dress rehearsals for shows at Middletown High School South. Nim will attend Montclair State University this fall to pursue a BA in Theater Design. She also hopes to continue acting beyond high school.

This annual $1,000 scholarship goes to a Middletown High School South (Middletown, NJ) senior with an interest in working with older adults. The scholarship was established by former CGWEP director Dr. Cristine Henage. The award honors her aunt, Sandra R. Kraus who passed away in October 2015.

What is Gerontology?

Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of aging. Gerontologists work in various sectors – health care, social services, health and wellness, financial planning, law, and business. For more information on careers in aging Visit the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Resources page.