Gerald Bloedow Scholarship Awards
The Minnesota Gerontological Society is pleased to have awarded 2 scholarships for the 2013-14 Academic Year, to Emily Matthews and Supriya Sarkar to further their education in gerontology. Scholarships were awarded at the MGS Conference on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
About the Gerald Bloedow Scholarship
Founded in 1976, the mission of the Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) is to serve as a bridge between academics, research and practice in the field of aging. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology.
Gerald Bloedow was Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging from 1966 until 1994. Prior to this he directed many community organization projects for the Governor’s Citizen Council on Aging. Gerald was a founding member of MGS in 1976. The fund was established by Elva Walker Spillane and Ann Wood to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide assistance to students in this field.
Gerald Bloedow Scholarship Recipients
- 2014: Katherine Johanson, working on her bachelor’s degree in gerontology
and psychology at Minnesota State University Moorhead
Marissa Parkman, working on her bachelor’s degree in Human Services-Gerontology at Metropolitan State University
Rebecca Davis, working on her Master’s degree in Heathcare Administration and licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator at the University of Minnesota
- 2013: Emily Matthews and Supriya Sarkar
- 2012: Erin Morcomb and Joseph Halvorson
- 2011: Azizah Jordan and Moira Olson
- 2010: Tracy Kiebler and Meaghan Mohr Gesino
- 2009: Rusudan Kilaberia, Sonia Pond and Gretchen Van der Linden
- 2008: Carolyn Bothwell, Charissa Eaton and Julie Torelli
- 2007: Kathleen Beddo, Katie Griep and Sara Lassig
- 2006: Kristina Patel and Pam Zimmerman
- 2005: Rajean Moone and Elizabeth Palo
- 2004: Corjena Cheung and Harriet Mednick
- 2003: Kathy Siegling