The Mid-America Congress on Aging



Annual Student Paper Competition

Graduate students--how would you like to win a check for $300 and become famous throughout the Midwest?

The Mid-America Congress on Aging (MACA) is repeating its student paper competition again this year. Two graduate student papers will be designated as MACA 2000 OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPERS. Student winners will have the opportunity to present their papers at the annual MACA conference, "Spring in the Ozarks -- A fresh start," to be held April 17-19, 2000 in Springfield, Missouri.

The student author of the first place paper will receive a check for $300 and second place will receive $200. If the first and second place winners present their papers at the 2000 MACA conference, they will receive a free conference registration and up to $200 toward travel and lodging expenses. Student winners are encouraged to attend the MACA meeting in Springfield, but attendance in not necessary in order to win.

MACA should receive the papers from a faculty sponsor. We are asking faculty members to select one or two graduate papers regarding any aspect of aging to forward to our competition. Papers that have been submitted to be graded as part of a course or seminar between January and December, 1999 are eligible. The paper should be typed, double-spaced and 5-20 pages in length. Papers written jointly cannot be accepted.

Faculty sponsors should submit one copy of each paper and include a cover sheet with the following information:

All submitted papers will be listed in the MACA conference program packet along with the student's name, school affiliation, and sponsor's name. Papers will not be returned, so students should keep their original papers. Papers must be postmarked by February 15, 2000. Please submit papers to:

Mid-American Congress on Aging
Student Awards Committee
c/o Linda Havir
St. Cloud State University
Sociology, Stewart Hall, #262
St. Cloud, MN 56301

For more information contact Linda Havir at