Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship Program

The goal of the Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship program is to encourage young adults to devote their time to caring for seniors. Each year, we award scholarships to students who submit the best essay describing how working with seniors has shaped their lives.

Check out our past winners:

Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Spring 2017
Spring 2016

Scholarship Program Details

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 winners:

  • 1st place: $1,000 – Awarded to Benjamin Vogel. Benjamin currently attends Laguna Beach High School and will be attending the University of Southern California, where he will study health promotion and disease prevention.
  • 2nd place: $500 – Awarded to Caroline Szuflita. Caroline Will be attending D’Youville College in 2020 to work towards becoming a Physician’s Assistant, with a hope to focus on geriatrics.

These deserving students were chosen from more than 300 entries. It was a difficult choice, as we are impressed by the volunteer work being done by so many of you. Thank you for dedicating your time to helping America’s seniors.

How to Submit Your Entry

Our Scholarship Program is now closed.
Thank you for your interest. Please check back for our next contest.

In order to be considered for a volunteer scholarship from Bay Alarm Medical, please do the following:

Write a 500-1,000 word essay that answers the following three questions:

  • What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from the senior(s) you work with?
  • How has working with seniors impacted your life/inspired you?
  • How would you encourage others to spend more time with their grandparents or seniors in the community?

Submit your essay in a Word document along with a picture of you and the senior discussed (as attachments) to by April 30, 2019 – 11:59PM PST.

Please Note: If you cannot submit a photo of the senior you volunteer with for reasons such as privacy or those that are out of your control, please get creative. We require at least one photo be submitted with every entry to be considered. Here are some easy examples: Wear your organization shirt in front of the office or with other volunteer members, have someone take a photo of you at an organization event/working, etc.

Use the following filename format for your Word doc essay and photo:

  • Full name and college
  • Ex: John_Smith_SFSU

How to Win

Write a heartfelt essay about working with the elderly that answers the three questions outlined above, submit at least one photo, follow all instructions provided; we’ll pick our favorite. Winners will be notified and announced by May 31, 2019. Please do not contact Bay Alarm Medical regarding your standing.

We are very excited to reward hard working and passionate students! With that, we are looking for students who not only make a positive impact in their community, but students who can also follow directions. We don’t want your hard work to go to waste, so please follow all instructions in order to be considered.

Official Rules

You must:

  • Be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly Or participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative within the last 12 months.
  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation or college enrollment.
  • Once submitted, your entry will become property of Bay Alarm Medical and can be used by Bay Alarm Medical for any purpose.
  • Only one entry per student permitted.
  • Entries containing plagiarized material or off-top content will result in disqualification.


Due to large call volumes, please DO NOT contact Bay Alarm Medical’s Customer Service with questions regarding the scholarship.

All questions should be directed to:

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