Clement T. Hanson (1901-1985) founded the Clem T. Hanson Advertising Agency in Moline, Illinois and was a co-founder of HON Industries, Muscatine, Iowa. He also served his community in many capacities as a volunteer, including service to Boy Scouts of America, Arrowhead Ranch, United Way, Moline Rotary (as president in 1952), and other civic organizations.

Mr. Hanson was the 1920 valedictorian and graduate of St. Mary's High School, Riverside, Iowa.

He received a scholarship which allowed him to attend the University of Iowa, from which he graduated in 1925.  Mr. Hanson was widely respected for his exemplary business ethics. He was also a visionary executive in the area of human rights and participative management in corporate life.

The Clement T. Hanson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in December of 1985 by his family, following the death of Mr. Hanson on July 17 of that year. The scholarships are administered through the Moline Foundation which is a community foundation founded in 1953 to further the growth and development of citizens living in the Quad Cities region in Iowa and Illinois.

Applicants should apply online at All scholarships must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday,  March 15, 2017. All reference letters need to be mailed with a postmark on or before Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Reference letters should be mailed to: The Moline Foundation, 817 11th Avenue, Moline IL 61265.

Clem T. Hanson Scholarship

Three $1,500 four year scholarships renewable based on continued financial need and   

            scholastic achievement (Total: $6,000)

            Must live within Moline School District No. 40 boundaries

Graduate from high school Class of 2017 or Community College student preparing to

           transfer to a four year university

            Minimum 2.5 grade point

            Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement & personal interview

Submit: Transcript, 2 letters of reference, brief essay about yourself (200 words or less)

All applications are online on the Moline Foundation website.  Please check the Moline Foundation website: or contact Linda Daily at (309) 764-4193 if you have further questions.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa. 

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