Scholarship Information

The NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship is available to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Health Sciences.

Sponsored by:

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The purpose of the NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to a career in EH and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue postgraduate studies in EH sciences. The program offers financial assistance to individuals with a demonstrable need, and serves to introduce adequately trained professionals into the EH workforce.


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The undergraduate scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in an approved four-year college or university that is either accredited by the Environmental Health Accreditation Council (EHAC) or is a NEHA Educational or Sustaining Member School (Environmental Health Accreditation Council accredited colleges/universities and NEHA Educational and Sustaining Member Schools are listed on the back of this brochure). The undergraduate scholarship is to be used toward the tuition and fees associated with either the junior or senior year of college studies.

Must have at least one full year, (fall and spring semester) of coursework remaining to be eligible for these scholarships. 


The graduate scholarship is available to those students or career professionals who are enrolled in a graduate program at a recognized college or university with a declared curriculum in EH sciences.  The graduate scholarship is to be used toward tuition and fees associated with graduate studies.

Must have at least one semester, of coursework, remaining to be eligible for this scholarship. 


The scholarship is awarded for one academic year.  Renewal applications are considered and reviewed as new applications.


Review Board

The NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship Committee and the Executive Director of NEHA (Ex-Officio) constitute the review board. The review board reviews all applications and supporting documentation.


How to Apply

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the official application form, originals only (no faxes, copies or email submissions will be accepted);
  2. Provide an official copy of the academic transcript from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled;
  3. Submit one faculty letters of recommendation from the school in which the applicant is currently enrolled; and
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation from an active NEHA member. These two letters of recommendation must be received for an application to be considered and from two separate people as described above.



There will be two awards presented, one $2,000 award to a graduate and three $1,000 awards to the undergraduates.


Application with original documentation must be received in the NEHA office by February 1, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded at the NEHA Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition each June/July.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipients’ college or university.

Submit Application to:
NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship
Cindy Dimmitt
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 1000-N
Denver, CO  80246-1926


Contact: Cindy Dimmitt 
NEHA Scholarship Liaison
Phone: 303-756-9090, ext. 309


NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship Application

Past NEHA/AAS/APU Scholarship Winners