The Moms Project
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Application

The Moms Project gives priority to applications that address one of the three areas of particular interest to the mothers of the donors. These areas are not intended to focus your research project in one of the three priority areas but may be broadly applied. The Moms Project provides funding to a student who is conducting research as an undergraduate and who is pursuing a major in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

Alice Armstrong was interested in research that would help families who had a loved one with a substance use disorder. This priority allows for a broad range of research that will help caregivers cope with the issues presented by a person with a substance use disorder, will provide family members with information on how to access and utilize services, or holds the promise of improving the outcomes of individuals affected with substance use disorders.

Ruth Boothroyd wanted to become a nutritionist. Priority for this scholarship will be given to students involved in research related to nutrition and well-being and can include topics such as the impact of diet and exercise on specific diseases or disorders, the impact of diet and exercise on mental health, the interaction of nutrition and medication, treatment for eating disorders, and a variety of other topics related to wellness and nutrition.

Ellen Nizzi was blessed with a strong mind and good health that allowed her to stay active throughout her nineties. Priority in this area will be given to students involved in research related to positive aging and will consider the entire lifespan from birth through older adult. Topics can include research involving resilience, prevention, positive approaches to dealing with the stresses and challenges of life, ways to enhance one's performance in work or school, ways to maintain independence, and ways to sustain positive, meaningful relationships, among other research areas that affect the quality of life.

Deadline for Priority Consideration: November 15, 2019

Please complete this application by entering the information requested in the space provided.

Applicants may want to prepare their responses in a Word document and then cut and paste the answers into the on-line application because it will not be possible to save your responses if you close the webpage.

Contact Information

General Questions

I will not be receiving any financial aid next semester.
I will be receiving financial aid but have not yet reached the full amount for which I am eligible.
I will be receiving full financial aid for which I am eligible next year.

After you press the "Submit Application" button at the end of the form, your application will be converted to an html document that can be printed for your files.