The essay should be double-spaced and no longer that 1000 words. Willock's family was the beneficiary of PCOA's services. Willock's appreciation for its important work, PCOA elected to create this scholarship in her name to help social work students interested in working with the aging population achieve their master's degrees and encourage the continued advancement of aging-related professions.
This scholarship is provided through the generous support of the Pima Council on Aging by long-time Tucson resident, Katheryne B. Marian Lupu's life and work is also recognized through the creation of this endowment. Lupu was the founding executive director of Pima Council on Aging and served in this capacity for 40 years until retiring at the age of 82. Lupu moved to Tucson with her husband and three children from Pittsburgh where she became the director of the Tucson Council on Aging in 1967 and worked for nine months without pay. Lupu led the creation of a nationally recognized case management model for Area Agencies on Aging and was a national leader in aging advocacy and services.
This money established a scholarship in Gabe’s memory for students in the social work program here in Tucson.
This gift is one of many ways in which CPSA has supported and advocated for the Tucson Component of the School of Social Work and our students over the years.
The BSW Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) is a collaborative effort between the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).
Students who are accepted into the program receive their in-state tuition and mandatory fees paid through the Title IV-E, Child Welfare Field Education and Student Support Project. The MSW Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) is a collaborative effort between the Master of Social Work (MSW) program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).
Click here to apply The Marilyn Kurns and Family scholarship for MSW students.
This scholarship is being provided through the generous support of Marilyn and Nick Kurns known as the Marilyn Kurns and Family School of Social Work scholarship.
graduated from the ASU School of Social Work Tucson Component master’s-level program in 2006, then as a field instructor he helped nurture young adults who were interested in serving the Tucson community.
He continued mentoring others as his own path led him to the Office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and an even larger arena in which to share his gifts and empathy.