MEHA supports incoming local public health professionals who are passionate about current public health challenges and those who are interested in discovering innovative solutions to these issues. MEHA believes in providing the opportunity to attend NEHA’s Annual Educational Conference (AEC), allowing new professionals to discuss current and looming environmental health issues, engage in environmental trainings, and build lasting networks.
The MEHA Emerging Professionals Scholarship is awarded to a MEHA member who has practiced in the public health sector for less than five years. The scholarship will cover NEHA’s AEC full conference registration fee, one year NEHA membership, travel expenses, and hotel stay for the conference.
Applications will include:
- 500 word essay describing a recent challenge you have faced as an emerging public health professional. How did you overcome it? What did you learn from it?
- Current resume
- Letter from current employer showing date of hire
The scholarship recipient must be willing to present for 30 minutes about their AEC
experience at an upcoming MEHA conference. The presentation should cover any new skill sets that can be learned at the AEC, and how the attendance impacted their profession.
The scholarship submission deadline for the 2020 NEHA Annual Educational Conference is April 10, 2020 at 5:00PM.
Please email completed applications to [email protected]
The scholarship committee will contact the recipient immediately following the deadline and will announce the awardee on the MEHA website and at MEHA's Annual Seminar in May 2020.