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AGE-ADAR Scholars Program
Appalachian Gerontology Experiences: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research

Funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), WVU has been awarded an R25 training program to prepare underrepresented students from MSTEM fields for a future career in health or research.


  • Stipend
  • Work with a Group of Scholars (Year 1)
  • Work One-on-one with Faculty Mentor in Student’s Discipline (Year 2)
  • Professional Development
  • Research Experience
  • Develop Analytical Skills
  • Present at Regional Conferences & more!


  • Rising WVU Undergraduate Sophomore or Junior 
  • Declared MSTEM Major
  • Must Identify within an Under-represented Group (ie. Race, Ethnicity, First-generation Student, Low-income, etc.)
  • Enrolled as a Full-time Student with a GPA of 2.0 or Higher 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident


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What to Expect as an AGE-ADAR Scholar

Two Six-week summer training programs (Six-weeks Year 1 & Six-weeks Year 2)  

Participate in intensive hands-on research through a two-year paid program. Additionally, students will take part in courses and workshops focusing on written and oral communication skills and professional development.


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