Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

In awarding the Philadelphia Local Section Scholarship, a recipient must be a student studying industrial hygiene, occupational health or environmental health at any of the accredited (ABET, CEPH or EHAC) graduate or undergraduate programs in the Philadelphia area. Universities with accredited programs in our area include:

  • Drexel University
  • Millersville University
  • Temple University
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • West Chester University

In addition, students who attend other accredited occupational or environmental health programs in the US and whose permanent residence is in the Philadelphia area are eligible.


ABET = Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology

CEPH = Council on Education for Public Health

EHAC = National Environmental Health, Science and Protection Accreditation Council

Current and Past Recipients

2020 - 2021
Chris Claes, University of Michigan
Samantha Russo, University of Toronto
Kyra Villalon, University of Michigan

2019 - 2020
Peyton Scott, Drexel University

2018 - 2019
Chelsi K. Defoe, Drexel University

2017 - 2018
Bede N. Nriagu, Drexel University

2016 - 2017
Dana M. Piper, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2015 - 2016
Andrew Phillips, West Chester University

2014 - 2015
Kathryn J. Leonard, University of Iowa

2013 - 2014
Pamela M. Halstead, Millersville University​ ​ ​