NEHA / AAS Scholarship
Available to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Health Sciences.
Both the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) have established education in environmental health (EH) as one of their principle goals. NEHA and AAS believe that structured education at the undergraduate and graduate levels is important to an individual’s successful professional development in the EH field and that continuing education is a vital component in an EH professional’s continued career growth.
As a result, the NEHA Board of Directors established a scholarship fund in 1984 that began with a gift of $1000 from Dr. A. Harry Bliss, a NEHA Past-President, and personal donations from NEHA Board Members. Because of their strong belief in scholarship programs, AAS also made a financial donation to the NEHA program, allowing NEHA to increase the number of undergraduate scholarships awarded. As the program grew, NEHA offered scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in the EH field. In 1996, NEHA and AAS decided to jointly fund undergraduate and graduate EH scholarships and call them the NEHA/AAS Scholarships. Funding for the scholarships is continually obtained from donations, proceeds from association fund-raisers and NEHA/AAS budget commitments. By offering the NEHA/AAS Scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students, NEHA and AAS hope to positively contribute to the future of Environmental Health.