Application for scholarships is managed by the university and opens each spring (to be awarded during the Fall Semester).

Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of:

Dorothy L. & Margaret A. Fornia Scholarship
Jeanne Bader Scholarship
Swanner-Fosnight Scholarship

Marian Last Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology

Marian Last is a CSULB alum (MS Educational Psychology), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Professional Counselor. She has had many leadership roles including: Vice Chair of the California Commission on Aging, Community and Senior Services Manager for the City of El Monte, co-founder of a family services and sexual assault center, and Congressional Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging (among many other positions on boards and task forces).

The CSULB Gerontology Program met Marian Last in Fall 2015 through the California Commission on Aging (CCoA), an advisory group appointed by the Governor of California to advise him on issues regarding aging Californians. Their Operational Plan states that, “since 1973, the California Commission on Aging (CCoA) has proudly served as the principal state advocate for the issues and concerns of older Californians.” Gerontology students were invited to participate in their meeting by offering testimony about topics affecting older adults. They were then invited to lunch with CCoA members. We are very fortunate that Ms. Last kept in touch with the Gerontology Program and decided to support students in a major way through the creation of the Marian Last Endowed Student Award, which was awarded to a student pursuing the Masters of Science in Gerontology degree starting in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Your donation to the Gerontology Program is an investment in the future workforce that will become the leaders of our field. All donations are tax-deductable.

If you are an alumna or alumnus, but are not sure you are on our mailing list, please send us an email to the Gerontology Program Director Maria Claver including:

  • Your name
  • Graduation year
  • Program completed (MS, Certificate, Minor)
  • Email address
  • Postal mail address
  • Current employment (optional)