In 2012, AIHA Fellows were called on to raise $100,000 to fund a new scholarship. A generous donation was made by Fellows, David Gioiello and Denese Deeds. This was quickly followed up with a challenge from Kyle Dotson, who promised to match donations from the Fellows SIG Scholarship to his endowed scholarship fund.

The AIHA Fellows responded with numerous donations and the fund raised more than $30,000 in a short period of time. Since 2013, an AIHA Fellows Scholarship has been awarded to student studying IH/OEHS.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

In awarding the AIHA Fellows Scholarship, students meeting the general AIHF eligibility requirements are eligible.

Current and Past Recipients

2023 - 2024
Selah Willis, University of Utah

2021 - 2022
Lindsey Madison, Montana Technological University

2020 - 2021
Pranav Srikanth, University of Washington

2019 - 2020
Elham Ahmadpour, Montreal University

2019 - 2018
Elon D. Ullman, University of Michigan

2017 - 2018
Colleen A. Brents, Colorado State University

2016 - 2017
Temitope O. Oluwadairo, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2015 - 2016
Taryn Dausman, University of Iowa

2014 - 2015
Joshua A. Sarran, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

2013 - 2014
Rustin James Reed, University of Arizona

2012 - 2013
Susan Balthaser, University of Utah​


On behalf of the AIHA Fellows SIG I want to thank those who have already contributed to this worthy endeavor, and to encourage the rest of the AIHA Fellows to consider giving to this wonderful cause.

The scholarships awarded through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation allow us to continue to support bringing the best and the brightest into the profession.

Deborah Imel Nelson, PhD, CIH
AIHA Fellows SIG Past Chair and Past AIHA President