Gerontology Scholarships

  • MSUM offers Gerontology scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

    Scholarship application information will be emailed to students enrolled in the Sociology program. Additional information may be posted in the department.

  • Scholarships Offered

    • Sociology Scholarship Fund
    • Joshua Hanson Service Scholarship Fund
      Service to Community related to major
  • Joshua Hanson Service Scholarship

    Joshua Hanson completed his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and law enforcement skills training at Alexandria Technical College in 2005. He planned to be a law enforcement officer when his tour in Iraq was completed and hoped to work as a deputy for the Otter Tail Sheriff's Department. Joshua Hanson died on August 30, 2006 while serving with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq.  He was completing his second tour of duty and was assigned to Company A, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry stationed in southern Iraq. 

    This scholarship is designated for Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Gerontology majors who demonstrate excellence in service to his/her community. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

    How to Donate

    • Mail Donations To:
      MSUM Alumni Foundation
      1104 7th Ave South
      Moorhead, MN 56563
      *On check note: Joshua Hanson Service Scholarship Fund (E217)
    • Donate Online
      Visit https://donate.mnstate.edu/chss