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The Minnesota Environmental Health Association (MEHA) is seeking qualified candidates for the Northstar Scholarship. This scholarship was established using MEHA funds and is intended to attract top tier students to seek internship and employment in the State of Minnesota in the field of environmental and/or public health.

 

The Northstar Scholarship fund is a limited term scholarship for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a science-based program at a college or university within the NEHA Region 4 territory (MN, WI, IA, ND, SD, and NE), which will qualify them to sit for the RS/REHS exam. A list of appropriate courses can be found at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/san/courses.html

 

Recipients of the scholarships are required to be full time students, and must have a connection to environmental and/or public health in Minnesota; either through attending a Minnesota college or university or by working in the field of environmental and/or public health in Minnesota (example: internship or volunteer experience in MN). Selection may be based on scholastic merit, demonstration of community service, involvement in student-faculty research, and/or intention to seek internship or employment in the State of Minnesota.

 

All applications must be received by December 1, 2017 and will be reviewed by the Minnesota Environmental Health Association Scholarship Trustees. Selection will be in compliance with federal and state regulations and College/University policy regarding academic scholarships.

 

This year’s award is $1,000.

 

The scholarship will be presented at the annual one-day MEHA Winter Conference. The conference fee will be waived if the recipient is able to attend.

 

The following application materials must be submitted for review by the MEHA Scholarship Trustees:

 

  • A letter of application that includes a brief description of the student’s career goals in the field of environmental and/or public health, the student’s educational or professional ties to Minnesota, and any plans for internship or employment in the State of Minnesota (a resume or curriculum vitae is helpful).

 

  • A copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript, and current school study plan.

 

 

  • A letter of recommendation from their advisor or another professional representative who is familiar with their studies, community involvement, and/or plans for internship or employment in the State of Minnesota in the field of environmental and/or public health.

 

Submit required application materials via email to heather.flueger@state.mn.us or by U.S. mail to:

 

Heather Flueger

18 Wood Lake Drive SE

Rochester, MN 55904-5506

 

 

*****Application materials must be received by December 1, 2017*****

 

 

If you have questions about the application process, contact Heather Flueger at 507-208-3096, or at the above email address.

 

 

If you would like to become a MEHA member sign up at:  http://meha.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1257473