NEHA/AAS Scholarship Committee Volunteer Opportunity
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and The American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) Scholarship Committee is announcing that they are looking for qualified volunteers to fill a vacancy that currently exists on this Committee. Selection will be carried out in an open and fair process. Each year scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students submitting qualifying information for review by this Committee.
Volunteers should have an advanced degree in Environmental Health/Public Health and have had field experience in food sanitation, air and water quality, insect and rodent control, sewerage management, hazardous/medical waste management, disease prevention and control, accident and toxic exposure prevention. Engagement with students in an educational or mentoring capacity, the ability and interest in judging the academic work and character of future environmental health professionals is essential to being successful in working on this committee.
Interested NEHA and AAS members should submit their credentials and statements of interest in serving in this capacity to Jonna Ashley at NEHA by May 15, 2018.
The NEHA/AAS Scholarship is available to applicants pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Health Sciences.
The purpose of the NEHA/AAS 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.
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 Educational Member School. 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.
There will be two awards presented, one $2,000 award to a graduate and three $1,000 awards to the undergraduates.