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OEHA Scholarships

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College Internships in Environmental Health

The objective of this OEHA Scholarship is to provide financial support for college students during their internship or independent study projects. By providing this financial support, OEHA will increase internship options for students, increase awareness of career opportunities in Environmental Health, and promote learning through innovative internship or independent study projects.

The scholarship is open to college students pursuing physical science degrees with a career focused toward professional practice in the Environmental Health field and who must participate in an unpaid internship or independent study project to meet their degree requirements.

Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition costs during their internship. The internship or independent study project must be undertaken in Oregon, and be supervised by a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

The scholarship funds will be awarded by a vote of the OEHA Board of Directors based on the following criteria:

  • Environmental or Public Health relevance of the proposed internship project.
  • Financial need of the applicant.
  • Applicant's scholastic achievement.
  • Applicant's outside activities or interests related to Environmental or Public Health.
  • Applicant's professional goals.

Applicants must complete a brief application and submit a one or two page summary of the planned internship project that includes the following information:

  • Nature of the survey, study or project that will make up the majority of the applicant's work time over the course of the internship. Include basic information on the methods and goals of the project. Description of other internship or independent study project activities.
  • Name and address of the government agency or company where the applicant will be doing the internship or independent study project, the college term the internship will take place, and the name of the Registered Environmental Health Specialist that will be supervising the internship or independent study project.
  • Whether the applicant will be paid during the internship (this will be the primary criteria for determining financial need).
  • How the proposed internship project relates to the applicant's professional goals and outside interests/ activities.

Application may be submitted anytime during the year but no later than February 15th. Award winners will be notified by March 30 and will also be invited to attend OEHA's Annual Education Conference. Award winners will be required to write a summary of their internship project for publication in the OEHA Newsletter.

Please submit the application to:

Bill Emminger
OEHA Scholarship Chair
Benton County Health Department
P.O. Box 579
530 NW 27th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97333-0579

If you have questions, please e-mail the OEHA Board of Directors.

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This scholarship is funded by voluntary donations made by both OEHA members and other private sponsors. At the present time, funding streams for this award have been limited. No scholarship awards will be disbursed until fundraising goals are reached. However, we are still accepting applications at this time.

If you wish to support our scholarship fundraising activities, please see our fundraising page.
Thank you.

Intel Northwest Science Expo (Intel NWSE) Science Fair Awards

This award may be made to any high school student who has done important work in a scientific endeavor that helps promote environmental health. Some examples of projects that may qualify include:

  • Drinking Water Protection
  • Food Protection
  • Groundwater Protection
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Radiation Safety
  • Recreational Safety
  • Recycling
  • Solid Waste
  • Sustainable Environment

OEHA encourages judges to make this award to a high school student or team whose science project shows the greatest promise in protecting human health through protecting the environment by:

  1. Demonstrating the use of the scientific process in studying an environmental health issue, or
  2. Demonstrating a practical application in protecting human health and the environment.

The awards are open to participants of the Oregon Intel NWSE Science Fair Events.

More information can be found at the Intel NWSE Science Fair web-site: http://www.nwse.org/

Currently, OEHA is providing the following awards:

  • A $60.00 award for each of the regional contests
  • And one $150.00 award for the statewide contest

Awards may be made to high school students as individuals or teams.

- Notice -

This scholarship is funded by voluntary donations made by both OEHA members and other private sponsors. At the present time, funding streams for this award have been limited. No scholarship awards will be disbursed until fundraising goals are reached.

If you wish to support our scholarship fundraising activities, please see our fundraising page.
Thank you.