The Minnesota Environmental Health Association (MEHA) Scholarship Trustees, in concert with the Division of Environmental Health Sciences Awards Committee, is seeking qualified candidates for the Mary Lauren Olson Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Lauren Olson who died tragically in a child‑care environment; she was the beloved daughter of Steve Olson, former President of MEHA, and Paula Olson.
The Mary Lauren Olson Memorial MEHA Scholarship fund is a permanently endowed scholarship for students enrolled in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Recipients of the scholarships are required to be full time students.
Selection may be based on scholastic merit, community service, and/or involvement in the field of injury research.
Applications will be reviewed by the Environmental Health Awards Committee in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who will forward their recommendations to the Minnesota Environmental Health Association Scholarship Trustees. Selection will be in compliance with federal and state regulations and University policy regarding academic scholarships.
The scholarship will be presented at the MEHA Winter Conference as well as the School of Public Health annual recognition of scholarship recipients.
This year’s award will be $2,000.
Submit the following, by December 1, 2017 to:
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
Scholarship Committee, MMC ‑ 807, 420
Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
- A letter of application that includes a brief description of the applicant’s career goals in the field of environmental and/or public health
- A current resume
- A copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript, their current graduate transcript, and their graduate school study plan
- A letter of recommendation from their advisor or another representative of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences who is familiar with their studies