Charlotte Willis Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Charlotte A. Willis, ‘95, enjoyed a distinguished career in social work focusing on elder services. She deeply loved her family, friends, colleagues and clients. Willis served as the Executive Director of Glenbrooke at Palm Pay, a senior independent living community that focuses on wellness and delivering a sense of purpose for all residents. Under her leadership, the community provided high-quality care to a vulnerable population. Willis was also actively involved in the community. She worked with the National Association of Social Work, Space Coast Unit, at the Space Coast Grief Education Alliance. Over the years, Willis maintained her connection to the UCF School of Social Work by serving as a field instructor and mentor to countless students. In 2013, Willis was presented with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the UCF School of Social Work. Willis passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at the age of 67. Shortly thereafter, this scholarship was established in her memory.
At the time the scholarship is disbursed, the student must:
- be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the School of Social Work
- have a minimum overall GPA of 3.3
- demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Preference shall be given to applicants who focus on aging, dementia or Alzheimer’s
The student must provide a brief essay (one page, double-spaced, 12-point font) describing evidence of a focus on aging, dementia, or Alzheimer’s
The student must provide a resume.
The student must provide a letter of recommendation related to the scholarship focus.