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The Gerontology Program offers students three funding opportunities, including two opportunities for scholarship awards and one for a cash prize. Each spring, students enrolled in the program can apply for an Academic Scholarship, which is based on academic merit. Each fall, students can apply for a Service Award, which recognizes exceptional service in the field of gerontology. Academic Scholarships can be received twice, but a Service Award can only be received once. Students may receive up to two scholarship awards by the Gerontology Program. Students that present their research at the annual Fulton Conference are eligible for a cash prize for "Best Poster" relating to Gerontology. These three opportunities are available each year to current Gerontology Minor students.

2022 Service Award Recipients

22 undergraduate students from Biology, Cell Biology and Physiology, Communication Disorders, Economics, Exercise and Wellness, Exercise Science, Family Life: Human Development, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, and Sociology

Back: Stephen Harmon, Emma Thompson, Crimson Stanger, Brenna Gurney, Claira Watson, Lauren Colley, Chloe Chapman-Houghton, Isabella Kenney, Dr. Ray Merrill

Front: Mikayla Nance, Allie Weichers, Megan Nebeker, Julee Analisa Fenlaw

Not Pictured: Carol Blauer, Diana Brown, Megan Cox, Ethan Fullmer, Parker Graves, Chloe Kokenes, Elizabeth Long-Meek, Abigail Price, Joshua Washburn, Macy Wilkinson

2022 Scholarship Recipients

18 undergraduate students from Communication Disorders, Exercise Science, Exercise and Wellness, Family Life: Human Development, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physiology and Developmental Biology, and Public Health

2022 Gerontology Scholarship Winners

Left to Right: Derek Swanson, Caleb Cook, Dallin Swanson, Stephen Harmon, Brandyn Young, Dr. Ray Merrill, Kaleigh Hunt, Amanda Pugh, Brooklyn Fowers, Emma Thompson, Kayla Taylor, Clara Myers, Natalie Brower

2022 Best Poster Award

Gerontology students enrolled in the minor program are eligible to participate in the annual Fulton Mentored Learning Conference, where students can present their research and win cash prizes for "Best Poster." The conference gives students an opportunity to orally present their research to other students, faculty members, and the public. Students must have a faculty mentor in the FHSS department to apply. Students can get more information about the Fulton Conference here

This year's Gerontology Poster Award winner is:

Seth Otto

Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening According to Health Professional Counseling and Age in the United States