MEHA is pleased to announce the availability of an annual scholarship award. Funds for this purpose are raised by the cyclical hosting of the Yankee Conference on Environmental Health hosted annually by the NEHA Region 9 Affiliates. Region 9 New England Affiliates established the Yankee Conference as a regional educational opportunity in 1962. By 1969, with the Conference well established, the Board of Directors had the vision to establish scholarship funds for each affiliates use to promote advancement amongst its membership. The by-laws now mandate that 40% of profit generated from hosting the conference be dedicated to the scholarship fund.

Open Enrollment

Applications are available in the spring of each year with a filing deadline of July 1st. Scholarship Committee makes its decision with ratification by the Executive Board and the Yankee Conference Board. Decisions are announced at the annual Yankee Conference each September. Awards are intended to be used for the upcoming scholastic year and reimbursements for previous studies are not eligible. Distribution of funds are made upon demonstration of successful course completion.


The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution or college listed in the United States Department of Education Directory, pursuing an accredited academic study that will qualify him/her for a career in Environmental Health.

The awarding of a scholarship to a candidate will be in the following order:

1. To an active member or members in good standing
2. To a family member of an active member in good standing
3. To any individual enrolled in an academic course of study in the field of environmental health


The application package should consist of the following:

1. completed application
2. certification of enrollment
3. estimated scholastic year budget
4. a short essay on scholastic plans, career goals, financial need, including a listing of other financial aid available.

Mail the complete package to:
Paula J. Champagne
Harwich Health Department
732 Main St
Harwich, MA 02645

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Download Scholarship Award Application pdf (PDF, 406 KB, 2 pages).