Lenore Taliaferro Memorial Academic Scholarship

The Montana Gerontology Society (MGS) is sponsoring three scholarships totaling $2500 for three Montana students who are pursuing careers in the field of aging. A one-year position on the Montana Gerontology Society Board of Directors and a waiver of the registration fee for the annual conference will be included with the $1500 award. Scholarship awardees will be announced in June.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • A student at a Montana college or university
  • Interested in pursuing a career in gerontology and/or geriatrics in any field of study
  • In need of financial assistance to achieve academic goals
  • Currently enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours per semester
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours the semester following receipt of the award at the annual conference

For full consideration for this award, each student MUST submit:

  1. Completed application
  2. Copy of transcript or other educational records
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from Deans, Professors, Advisors, or Supervisors with at least one recommendation provided by a faculty member
  4. Resume or vitae demonstrating a commitment to work in the field of aging through courses, volunteer activities, work experiences, etc.
  5. Personal statement: Written essay identifying academic and professional goals demonstrating pursuit of achievements in the field of aging (250-word limit, typed). Include a profile of past gerontology/geriatrics experience, a description of how the scholarship will assist your studies, and future educational plans in gerontology/geriatrics

The MGS Merit Scholarship Award recipient will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Commitment to gerontology, as demonstrated by resume/vitae, educational goals, and experience
  • Professional qualities described in the two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Grade Point Average

All application materials must be postmarked or emailed by May 15th. The MGS Scholarship Committee will evaluate all application materials. Final selection will be announced in June. The scholarship will be sent directly to your school.

For additional information, please contact:

Daniel J Koltz, PhD, Gerontologist
MGS Scholarship Committee Chair
Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University
Phone: 406-580-1033