Welcome to MEHA!

MEHA welcomes student involvement. Whether you are a graduate student, college undergrad, or high school student, you are welcome to join us as a student or junior member.

MEHA and Students

MEHA has a strong relationship with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by supporting their students in the environmental health and public health programs. Our Student Committee coordinates efforts to support student involvement in the Association and acts as the liaison with the student groups at both universities. For more information about the Student Committee, contact the committee chair.

MEHA Scholarships

MEHA has been sponsoring the Mary Lauren Olson Scholarship Fund through the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to students at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health. MEHA also sponsors the Northstar scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a program that would make them eligible to sit for the RS/REHS exam.

Information about the Mary Lauren Olson Scholarship can be found here.

Information about the Northstar Scholarship can be found here.

MEHA Mentorship

Our MEHA Student Committee has developed a new mentorship program connecting environmental health students with working professionals. Mentors commit to a year of contact with their student, responding to questions about work in environmental and public health, career options and opportunities, education paths, etc.. The goal of the mentorship program is to increase student membership in MEHA and provide a networking opportunity for students studying environmental and public health. For detailed information regarding program description, commitments, and who to contact if interested in serving as a mentor, please go to this link: Minnesota Environmental Health Association Professional-Student Mentorship Program