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Environmental Health Program Scholarships

The Health Sciences department offers scholarships and awards each year on a competitive basis for its students. Application materials are available by contacting the Department of Health Sciences main office at (309) 438-8329 or  Scholarship recipients are honored in the spring at the annual Environmental Health Student Recognition Reception.

Heinz Russelmann Scholarship - up to $500 awarded for academic excellence and commitment to the profession

Eligibility for this scholarship is based on the following criteria 1) academic excellence through a minimum 2.80 cumulative GPA, 2) demonstrated commitment to Environmental Health through activities including program, professional, community, and/or volunteer activities.

Kris and George Byrns Environmental Health Discovery Scholarship - up to $1000 awarded to a student majoring in Environmental Health

Eligibility for this scholarship is based on the following criteria 1) incoming freshman or transfer student as an Environmental Health major, a demonstrated commitment to excellence through overall GPA, ACT score, and coursework.      

Other Scholarships
Illinois Environmental Health Association offers the O.L. Meyer Student Stipend Award. Deadline is in October.
The Association of Food and Drug Officials offer the George M. Burditt/Betsy B. Woodward/Denise C. Rooney Scholarships. Applications are due in the month of February. More information available here.
The Chicago and Prairie Local Section AIHCE stipend. Due date is typically around the first of the year.
National Environmental Health/American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship. Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the award year being applied for.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. EPA-F2013E-GRO-P2
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Land of Lincoln Chapter offers a scholarship with a due date of March 31.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Mentorship Program offers a small stipend, mentoring, and other benefits for minority students.
Visit AEHAP for more information on scholarships in the Environmental Health field.
The WINGS Award was established by the McLean County YWCA to encourage women in professional and personal development through mentoring and financial support and is sponsored by past recipients of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
For detailed information about a particular item, please contact Dr. Guang Jin, Program Director for Environmental Health, at

Departmental Honors

The Department of Health Sciences offers qualified students the challenge and distinction of earning Departmental Honors through approved course work. Students completing the department’s requirements will receive an Honors degree in Health Sciences which will be indicated on the official transcript and diploma upon conferral. Additional information, including admission and program requirements.

Program Scholars

Program Scholar is awarded to a graduating senior in the program who has the highest GPA and has completed 4 semesters plus 48 hours at Illinois State University.

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