Available to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Health Sciences.
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS), and American Public University (APU) have established education in environmental health (EH) as one of their principle goals. They 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. APU joined in contributing to the scholarship in 2013. Funding for the scholarships is continually obtained from donations, proceeds from association fund-raisers and NEHA/AAS/APU donation commitments. By offering the NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students, NEHA and AAS hope to positively contribute to the future of Environmental Health.