LIFE STUDENT Aging Studies SCHOLARSHIP AND GERONTOLOGY APPLIED RESEARCH
As part of our 25th celebration and to honor our UCF liaison Dr. Richard Tucker the LIFE board initiated a FUND RAISING DRIVE for the purpose of increasing the Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Awards to $30,000 per year and to establish annual scholarships for students committed to Aging Studies in addition to their major field studies. To support this initiative a 3 year fund raising effort commenced in February 2016. The campaign included single contributions, and 3 year pledge donations. The fund drive program completed in February 2019. Donations were insufficient to meet both goals. Because of the significant increase in Gerontology Research applications, the LIFE board increased the research funding to $ 30,000.00, but with the stipulation that any further increase must be met by donations not from dues. All donations from the drive would go to the establishment of Aging Studies Scholarships, and that the program would only be continued through donations.
LIFE initiated two yearly $1,000.00 Aging Studies Scholarships in 2019. The gerontology research applications continue to be many times greater than the annual budget amount and many worthwhile efforts go unfunded. Members are encouraged to support both these worthwhile efforts that will provide funding to increase the study of, and research in gerontology (aging) at the University of Central Florida. All donations are fully tax deductible. Donation drives for the programs are conducted in conjunction with new and renewal membership payments each year. Donations can also be sent in at any time by check to the following:
Individual DONATION CHECKS should be made out to “LIFE@UCF” with the MEMO line indicating: “To LIFE Research Award/Scholarship Fund”
Mail to: LIFE at UCF, P.O. Box 161390, Orlando, FL 32816-1390
LIFE is Registered Charity
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a Florida State Charity with tax exemption registration number CH48018.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization with the IRS.
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization for the State of Florida.