Dr. Mary Ann Johnson

Applications open for the Johnson Aging and Health Graduate Scholarship

The Institute of Gerontology at the College of Public Health is seeking applicants for the Mary Ann Johnson Aging and Health Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarship provides $2,000 in tuition support to one or more University of Georgia graduate students who have completed at least two graduate courses in aging, gerontology, or geriatrics, and have shown demonstrated research or practice related to aging.

Mary Ann Johnson, a long-time CPH supporter and former adjunct professor of health policy and management, established the scholarship in 2017 to honor her parents, Mary Joan and James E. Johnson, who made many sacrifices to ensure their five children received professional and higher education degrees.

Johnson coordinated graduate programs at the UGA for 20 years. Her career focused on training the next generation of scholars and practitioners in nutrition, health and aging, and she helped mentor graduate students from numerous departments, schools and colleges across campus.

An expert in nutrition and aging, Johnson joined the Department of Foods and Nutrition in UGA’s College of Family & Consumer Sciences in 1983, and was named the College’s first Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in 2008.

Johnson retired from UGA in August 2018. However, her legacy as a researcher, teacher and donor at the College will continue to make a significant impact on students, faculty and staff who had an opportunity to work with her.

Click this link to download the scholarship application. Application materials are due Friday, October 18, 2019.