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WEHA Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award

The recipient of this award will personify our commitment to serve and protect the citizens of Wisconsin from the many health risks posed by the environment in which we live. The award highlights outstanding work and individual accomplishments in the field of environmental and public health. Peers, management or the community at large can nominate an individual.

2017 WEHA Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award


The deadline was extended for nominations for the WEHA 2017 WEHA Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award. Peers, management, or the community can nominate an individual.


Nomination Form (DOC)
Deadline: September 22, 2017

2016 WEHA Environmental Health
Professional of the Year - Kirsten Gierhart

WEHA Scholarships

For each of the past 30 years, the Wisconsin Environmental Health Association has given a scholarship to a student in the field of environmental health. WEHA believes one method to improve the field of environmental and public health is to invest in the future professionals. To strengthen the field of environmental and public health and to further expand the association’s support for education activities, an additional scholarship was created in 1999. WEHA feels very strongly about the scholarship program and has established an endowment fund in order to perpetuate it.

Currently, two scholarships are given out once a year at the Annual Educational Conference.

The Wayne Kopp Memorial / WEHA Academic Scholarship - To promote professionals within Environmental Health, this scholarship is to offered to an individual enrolled in a degree-granting program.

The Robert R. Nelson/WEHA Environmental Health Scholarship - Through efforts of environmental health practitioners within WEHA, in 1968 a BS in Environmental Health degree was created at UW-Eau Claire. In 1972, WEHA offered its first Environmental Health Scholarship to a student of the program. Since that time, WEHA has been offering a scholarship to a student enrolled in the Environmental Health program. The Robert R. Nelson Award / WEHA Environmental Health Scholarship was developed to recognize a full-time junior or senior student at the University of Eau Claire for outstanding academic achievement, dedication and commitment as a student in the field of environmental and public health. The student awarded this scholarship is selected by the faculty of the University of Eau Claire Environmental Health Program.

2017 Wayne Kopp Memorial / WEHA Academic Scholarship


WEHA believes one method to improve the fields of environmental health and public health is to invest in the future professionals. The amount designated for this scholarship is $1,500. The WEHA Awards Committee shall give priority to individuals pursuing a degree or advanced degree in environmental health and shall consider the background of the candidate and any other relevant factors. No person may receive the award more than once. Recipients shall be encouraged, but not required, to receive the award in person at the WEHA Joint Educational Conference.

Scholarship Application (DOC)
Faculty Recommendation Form (DOC)
Deadline: September 1, 2017

2016 Robert R. Nelson
Environmental Health Scholarship ($1,500)
Ethan Fuhrman - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

2016 Wayne Kopp Memorial
WEHA Academic Scholarship ($1,500)
Katrina Lenz - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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