American Industrial Hygiene Foundation




The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is to advance the profession by awarding scholarships for funding education and professional development in industrial hygiene and related disciplines.

Since 1982, AIHF has distributed nearly $2 million to 680 students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines at 54 different schools and universities. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their education and have encouraged the most promising scholars to enter or remain in the industrial hygiene profession.

Administration of AIHF is conducted through its Board of Trustees, who are elected members and serve on a volunteer basis only. Additionally, staff members of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation are compensated through a gift-in-kind donation from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

The AIHF is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the AIHF are tax-deductible, as provided by law.

For more information, please contact Thursa La, Manager, AIHF. 

Why Do I Donate? 

I support the Foundation for two reasons. The first is charitable in that I want to give back to the profession that has provided me a very rewarding career. The second is I want to be able to find qualified and motivated hygienists to hire and the Foundation scholarships help keep talent entering the profession.  

- Thomas G. Grumbles, CIH, AIHF Donor 




Samantha D. Knowlton



Samantha D. Knowlton, University of Iowa
2016-2017 Robert W. Wheeler Scholarship Recipient

I am honored that you have selected me as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Bob Wheeler Scholarship. When I received the call telling me that I was selected, I was extremely thankful. By receiving this scholarship, I can continue to pursue my master's degree financially to be one step closer to becoming a certified industrial hygienist. 


Benjamin Weiler 




Benjamin Weiler, Montana Tech
2016-2017 AIHF Scholarship Recipient

It is professional organizations such as yours that have enabled me to continue my education and further my professional development. I have truly developed a passion for this field and that is why I decided to enroll in an industrial hygiene master's program. 


Abigail Tompkins 




Abigail Tompkins, University of Iowa College of Public Health 
2016-2017 Real Time Detection Systems Scholarship Recipient 


I can not express how gracious I am to be a recipient of the Real Time Detection Systems Scholarship. This is something, an honor, of which I have always dreamed of accomplishing. I look forward to the future knowing I have made an impact on professionals such as yourselves.