American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) Awards Over $89,000 in Scholarships to IH Students

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-13-0606-01

CONTACT:
Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700; nracadag@aiha.org

Foundation has now awarded more than $1.4 million since endowment was funded


FALLS CHURCH, Va. - (June 6, 2013) — The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) recently honored 25 industrial hygiene students with scholarship awards ranging between $1,000 and $6,500. The recipients were recognized during the 74th annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce), which took place in Montreal, Canada, in May.

“These scholarships will allow some extremely talented industrial hygiene students to complete their education and encourage the most promising scholars to enter or remain in the profession,” said AIHF President David S. Abrams, CIH. “The AIHF has now awarded more than $1.4 million since the endowment was funded. We’ve been able to help over 500 students in that time.”

The scholarships are provided through contributions from American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) members, individuals, corporations, and local sections. This year, total awards from the Foundation totaled $89,450.

The complete list of 2013-2014 AIHF scholarship winners is as follows:

  • Susan Arnold, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Balthaser, University of Utah
  • Eric Bernreuter, Wayne State University
  • Ashley Birdwell, Murray State University
  • Melanie Burgos-Martinez, University of Puerto Rico
  • Jason Cross, University of Utah
  • James Dietrich, University of Cincinnati
  • Clark Evans, Utah State University
  • Brenna Finley, University of Michigan
  • Joseph Fruehbrodt, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Elanie Girlando, University of Iowa
  • Joshua Herd, University of Utah
  • Brandy Holey, University of Central Missouri
  • Travis Jones, University of Utah
  • Ashleigh Kayne, Colorado State University
  • Megan Moore, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Michael Nguyen, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jonghwa Oh, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Jonathan Parker, University of Utah
  • Benjamin Roberts, University of Michigan
  • Marissa Schaefer, Tulane University
  • Oumy Sy, University of Oklahoma
  • Mei Wang, University of Minnesota
  • Emily Yu, University of Michigan
  • Maya Zein, Wayne State University

More information about the AIHF is available via the following link: http://www.aiha.org/about-aiha/AIHFoundation/Pages/default.aspx


About the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF)
The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is to advance the profession by awarding scholarships for students in industrial hygiene and related disciplines, and funding training/professional development opportunities for industrial hygienists in the first 15 years of their professional careers in industrial hygiene and related disciplines. Since 1982, AIHF has distributed $1,469,776 to 509 students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines at 53 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.