AIHF Announces New Scholarships, Memorial Grant in Time for 2016 Applications The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2016–2017 academic year. Any student who is attending or applying to an ABET-accredited IH program at the graduate or undergraduate level; an ABET-accredited Environmental, Health and Safety program at the graduate or undergraduate level; a NIOSH ERC IH graduate program; or a CEPH-accredited IH graduate program with occupational health emphasis is eligible to apply. The only exceptions are New York University students applying for the Dr. Morton Lippmann Endowed Scholarship. Canadian students must be currently attending or applying to the following Canadian universities: McGill University, University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), and University of Toronto. Students are evaluated on academic performance, work ethic, personal statement, and two references (one reference must be from an industrial hygienist). Several AIHF scholarships have specific criteria, and schools or students who meet those criteria will be given first consideration. The AIHF scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available on the AIHA website. All application materials must be submitted via e-mail by Feb. 29, 2016. Two new scholarships and a memorial grant were recently established under AIHF. The Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of one of the founders of the field of indoor air quality and a recognized leader in the microbiological area of expertise, Dr. Philip R. Morey. Dr. Morey had a reputation for producing meticulous, well-researched work, and for taking part freely and capably in numerous collaborative projects with his colleagues. The Real-Time Detection Systems Scholarship was established by the AIHA Real-Time Detection Systems Committee. This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduate student with a research focus in any area of real-time detection that is relevant to either industrial hygiene or safety. The Stephen C. Davis Future Leadership Institute Memorial Grant was established to honor Davis’ legacy and provide opportunities for the future leadership of the profession. As a visionary leader, mentor, and strong advocate of the industrial hygiene/occupational hygiene (IH/OH) profession globally, Davis recognized the importance of investing in the next generation of IH/OH professionals. To make a donation to AIHF scholarship funds or memorial grants, please visit the AIHF Web page. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. For more information, please e-mail Laurie Mutdosch, AIHA’s manager of Professional Community.
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