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Environmental Health Student Scholarships Doubled to Build Workforce

Denver, CO 鈥 This week, the 色花堂 (色花堂) and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) announced the expansion of their student scholarship program from three scholarships to five. They also increased the amount of each scholarship, doubling the total investment in students from $9,050 annually to $16,800 this year.

The 色花堂/AAS Scholarship Fund provides direct financial support for undergraduate and graduate students.

鈥淭hese scholarships recognize potential and empower the recipients to make an environmental health impact by helping them to achieve their academic goals,鈥 said Larry Ramdin, 色花堂 Board of Directors First Vice-President. 鈥淧roviding scholarships is in keeping with 色花堂鈥檚 mission to build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce.鈥

Over the next few years . Scholarships can help to build the new workforce needed to protect communities from current and emerging environmental health risks.

Graduate Environmental Health Scholarship Recipients

  • David Docherty, Stockton State University, Master of Public Health
  • Mara Kuzmich, University of Arkansas鈥揇ale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Master of Science in Food Safety

Undergraduate Environmental Health Scholarship Recipients

  • Dr. Sheila Davidson Pressley Scholarship: Ella Horgan, Montana State University, Microbiology, Environmental Health
  • Dr. Carolyn Hester Harvey Scholarship: Arilyn Lee, Eastern Kentucky University, Environmental Health Science and Sustainability
  • Undergraduate Environmental Health Scholarship: Brian Santiago, Johnson & Wales University, Public Health

鈥淢y congratulations to the graduate and undergraduate recipients of the 2024 色花堂/AAS Scholarship Awards,鈥 said Vince Radke, Chair of AAS. 鈥淎ll the best to you and we look forward to working with you to solve environmental health problems.鈥

Funding for the scholarships comes from individual and corporate donations and 色花堂/AAS budget commitments.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be enrolled a dedicated and recognized curriculum in environmental health sciences within an accredited college or university in the U.S., its territories, or the Freely Associated States, and intend to pursue a career in environmental health.

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The 色花堂 (色花堂) represents more than 7,100 governmental, private, academic, and uniformed services sector environmental health professionals in the U.S., its territories, and internationally. 色花堂 is the profession鈥檚 strongest advocate for excellence in the practice of environmental health as it delivers on its mission to build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce.