Awards & Scholarships
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Educational Programs
NOGA is a multidisplinary professional organization in Northwest Ohio that offers educational opportunities to individuals involved in the care of older adults.

Awards & Scholarships

The Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association (NOGA) is pleased to offer supplemental funding for educational credits related to their field of work. The John Vance Educational Fund (JVEF) is available to NOGA members who are in good standing and who are experiencing a financial hardship. These funds will be designated as scholarship funds and will not need to be reimbursed to NOGA.

JOHN VANCE was a long time member of NOGA and served as Chairperson/President from 1987 to 1991. At the time, John directed Information Services for the Elderly (ISE) located in the First Call for Help offices at One Stranahan Square. His work at ISE included coordinating and developing programs for seniors, implementing community organization and advocacy, and providing technical assistance to service providers. “The scholarship was posthumously named for John (around 1997-1998) in recognition of his unceasing efforts not only on behalf of older adults, but also in his mentoring of students. He was a kind and gentle man, quick to smile and to offer an encouraging word.” (comments from Cheryl Conley)

NOGA members will submit a written request (in confidence) to the Attention of the NOGA Board President at least 30 days prior to the need of the funds. The NOGA Board must have a majority vote in order to approve the request for Scholarship Funds. A member shall be awarded only one request per year. Any NOGA member that is interested and feels they qualify for the JVEF, should remit the following with their application:

  1. State in a short paragraph what benefit this educational opportunity will provide. Explain how this training relates to the aging adult.
  2. Is the training required for completion of hours needed to be recertified or renew your license? What field? Do you receive reimbursement from your employer?
  3. Please list any reasons related to financial hardship (i.e. excessive educational costs, medical, single parent, etc.). You must supply a letter of support related to the hardship.

Following the educational program, you must send a copy of the CEU certificate or a receipt of payment to the NOGA Board President.

Please submit your application (see below for pdf) in writing to: 

For more information, please contact us at:

or via mail:

6111 Chaney Drive
Toledo, OH 43615

Scholarship Applications will be in the pdf format, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Go to Adobe's web site to download a free copy of this program.

John Vance Academic Scholarship Application
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