The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse is to create safe and healthy environments for all older people, here and across the world, by bringing together thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, practitioners, lawmakers, and other stakeholders to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder abuse and justice.

As part of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse’s mission, we are pleased to offer travel awards for students through the Tamkin Scholar Award. The goal of this award is to stimulate interest and scholarship in elder abuse research.

Two students will receive awards, the awardees are expected to attend the symposium in person. Hotel accommodations, travel, and registration will be provided up to $1,500 for the student.

Candidates shall submit an application that will include personal information, short statement (300 words or less), and a resume/CV. The statement should address why the applicant wants to attend the Symposium and how they meet the mission of the Symposium through current activities and projected endeavors in the field of elder abuse. Applicant statements shall be no more than 300 words in length. Statements that exceed the 300-word limit will not be considered.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program.


1. Application form

2. Short statement

3. Resume/CV


Winners will receive hotel accommodations, travel, and registration up to $1,500 to attend the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse on February 25-26, 2022 in Pasadena, CA. Awardees must provide receipts for hotel, travel, and registration expenditures. Winners will be featured on the event program and website.

Deadline: 11:59 pm PST on November 15, 2022

Scholarship Application

For technical issues, please contact Alexis Calleros at alexis.calleros@med.usc.edu