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THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SANITARIANS

For studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or  Post Graduate Degree
in Environmental Health Sciences and/or Public Health.

NEHA   American Academy of Sanitarians

Sponsored by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS)

Special thanks to American Public University for their contribution and support of this scholarship.


2014 NEHA/AAS Scholarship Application
2014 NEHA/AAS Scholarship Informational Brochure

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) have established education in environmental health as one of their principle goals. Structured education at the undergraduate and graduate levels is most important to an individual’s professional development for work in this field. Continuing education is a vital component in an environmental health professional’s career.

With this ongoing goal in mind, the NEHA Board of Directors established a NEHA scholarship fund in 1984 with a gift of $1000 from Dr. A. Harry Bliss, a Past-President of NEHA. In 1989 the AAS, so strongly believing in scholarship programs, united their efforts with NEHA by agreeing to award a scholarship to an additional candidate ranked by the appointed Scholarship Committee. 1990 was the first year in which a scholarship became available for post graduate studies at a recognized university. Further, in 1996, NEHA and AAS decided jointly to fund all undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Additional funds are continually obtained from donations, proceeds from Association fund-raisers and NEHA/AAS budge commitments. It is important that the scholarship fund continue to grow so that increased and multiple scholarship awards can be offered in the future.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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

NEHA/AAS SCHOLARSHIP
The undergraduate scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in an Environmental Health Accreditation Council (EHAC) or is a NEHA Institutional/Educational or Sustaining Member school (the colleges and universities are listed below). The undergraduate scholarship is to be used toward the tuition and fees of either your junior or senior year of college. The graduate scholarship is available to those students or career professionals who are enrolled in a graduate program of studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health. The graduate Scholarship is to be used toward tuition and fees associated with graduate studies.

DURATION
The scholarship is to be awarded for one calendar year. Renewal applications will be reviewed as new.

APPROVED PROGRAMS
Undergraduate students enrolled in an approved environmental health curriculum at a four-year college or university which is accredited by the EHAC, or which is a NEHA Institutional/Educational or Sustaining Member school. Graduate students enrolled in a recognized college or university with a declared curriculum in environmental health sciences and/or public health.


PROCEDURES

APPLICATION
Applicants must:

  1. complete the official application form (no faxes, copies or email submissions will be accepted)

  2. provide an official copy of the student’s academic transcript from the school in which they are currently enrolled

  3. submit two faculty letters of recommendation from the school in which they are currently enrolled

  4. submit one letter of recommendation from an active NEHA member (3 total letters of recommendation must be received for an application to be considered)

DEADLINE
Application with original documentation must be received in the NEHA office by February 1st of the award year being applied for (or the next business day, should the 1st fall on a day outside of normal business hours). Scholarships will be awarded at the NEHA Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition each June/July. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university for the fall semester of the award.

REVIEW BOARD
The NEHA/AAS Scholarship Committee and the Executive Director of NEHA (Ex-Officio) constitute the review board.


NEHA-AAS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - 2013 REPORT

As Reported by James J. Balsamo, Jr., Chair
The following students have been selected to receive scholarships as the result of the contributions of the National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of sanitarians. The NEHA Scholarship Committee carefully reviewed the applications submitted to NEHA and they selected the following students to receive the 2013 Scholarships.

UNDERGRADUATE:

Raquel M. Sandoval
Amanda H. Mellen
Rosalia M. Petersen

GRADUATE:

Na’Taki Osborne-Jelks


PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Year

Graduate

Undergraduate

 

2004

James Speckhart

Kimberly Cole

 

2005

Latrice D. Porter-Thomas

Marty Ann Thomas
Brian Knight
Caroline A. Wade

 

2006

Tom Gonzales

Sara Keys

 

2007

Kimberley Johnson

 

2008

Kara M. Koehrn

Kristin E. Maurer
Lauren Schuster
Michael Hani Romani

 

2009

Jodi Sutter

Rachel Jordon
Kofi Amoako

 

2010

Nasandra Wright

Elizabeth Rink

 

2011

Celine P. Servatius

Michael Ryan Przbylski
Megan M Smith

 

2012

Ryan Lester

Rosalia M. Petersen
Jessica K. Roff
Heather Noelle Schmidt

 

2013

Na’Taki Osborne-Jelks

Raquel M. Sandoval
Amanda H. Mellen
Rosalia M. Petersen

For a current list of accredited environmental Health Programs please visit NEHSPAC.


NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
"Our mission is to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all."

Executive Director
Nelson E. Fabian
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 1000-N
Denver, CO 80246-1904
Phone: (303) 756-9090

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SANITARIANS

Executive Secretary/Treasurer
Gary Noonan
3815 Stone Briar Ct.
Duluth, GA 30097-2240
Phone: (770) 623-5691

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

2014 NEHA/AAS Scholarship Application
2014 NEHA/AAS Scholarship Informational Brochure


NEHA/AAS Scholarship 
Cindy Dimmitt, Scholarship Liaison 
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 1000-N 
Denver, CO 80246-1926
Phone: (303) 756-9090, ext. 0
cdimmitt@neha.org

 


 


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