Wisconsin Environmental Health Association

Awards & Scholarships

Wisconsin Environmental Health Association:  Rewards and Scholarships.

 

WEHA Leadership Award

Have you ever wanted to attend NEHA, but did not have the ability or resources? WEHA offers annually a stipend for one member to attend the NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC). This is an ideal opportunity for any environmental health professional to attend a national conference. As NEHA reports, the AEC is so much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise.

The recipient of the stipend will be reimbursed the costs associated with attending the conference such as round-trip coach airfare, lodging, registration expenses and additional expenses as approved by the Board of Directors.  The purpose of the stipend is to encourage participation and leadership within WEHA or the Environmental Health profession.

Click here to submit your application. To be considered applications must be submitted by the end of business day on January 18, 2019.  An e-mail will be sent to confirm that the application form was received.  It is anticipated that selection will take place by January 25, 2019.

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. 

Any person that has made an impact on environmental and public health and/or has demonstrated dedication to the profession can be nominated. The person does not have to be a member of WEHA. In addition, any person can submit a nomination. The nomination does not have to come from a member of WEHA.

2018 ecipient of the WEHA
Environmental Health Professional of the Year

Laura Temke
City of West Allis Health Department

 Laura Temke (center) with WEHA President, Mitch Lohr (left) and WEHA Past President Sonja Dimitrijevic (right)

Laura Temke (center) with WEHA President, Mitch Lohr (left) and WEHA Past President Sonja Dimitrijevic (right)

 Laura Temke (right), with WEHA President, Mitch Lohr (left)

Laura Temke (right), with WEHA President, Mitch Lohr (left)


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 Award / WEHA Environmental Health Scholarship -  The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time junior or senior student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and will be known for their outstanding academic achievement, dedication and commitment as a student in the field of environmental and/or public health. Faculty from the UW Eau Claire will nominate and individual to receive this scholarship.