The CEHA Awards Committee is tasked with overseeing the distribution of recognition awards and scholarships. For the most part, award recipients must be permanent residents of California to be eligible for awards and scholarships. The following are CEHA awards and scholarships available and may be awarded at the CEHA Annual Education Symposium each Spring. Any CEHA member in good standing is eligible to receive an award.
Click on the name of the CEHA Award or Scholarship below for the application form. The form is a fillable pdf application.
The deadline to submit all completed applications or nominations is on or before February 24, 2017. Due to the nomination process for NEHA, the Walter S. Mangold application must be submitted by February 24, 2017. (NEHA's submission deadline for this award is March 15, 2017.)
Contact the Awards Committee for any questions or information regarding the awards and scholarships below at: Awards@CEHA.org
Please read and follow all directions on the applications carefully. Improperly completed applications and those applications postmarked after the deadline date will be disqualified. Please note, the Awards Committee requires both electronic (sent by e-mail) and mailed hard copies (post marked date required for meeting deadline date) of the application packet you are submitting.
Environmental Health Specialist of the Year Award Nomination: This award is available on an annual basis to an outstanding Environmental Health Specialist who has, during the year prior to selection, made a major impact on the field of environmental health by the development of a special program, educational activities, involvement in the legislative process, or any special achievement which enhances the delivery of environmental health services.
Stuart Richardson Sr. Award: This award is available on an annual basis to recognize an outstanding person (or group of persons) who has/have made a significant contribution to the field of environmental health and environmental health professionals by providing instruction or by involvement in a training process.
Vince Dunham Memorial Award Nomination: (Outstanding Career Environmental Health Specialist): This award is available to give special recognition to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional career performance in the field of environmental health via service to his/her community, employer or CEHA.
Distinguished Service Award: This award is available to give special recognition to a CEHA member (or group of members) who has/have performed exceptional service to the general public by the promotion or enhancement of Registered Environmental Health Specialists, the field of environmental health or CEHA. This award is to be given only when deemed appropriate, not necessarily annually.
Legislator of the Year Award: This award is available to recognize and honor a legislator who has sponsored legislation or contributed in a significant way towards the promotion of the field of environmental health or to further the objectives of CEHA.
Media Award: This award is available to recognize an individual (or group of individuals) who has/have, through the medium of newspaper, magazine, radio, television, etc. in the year prior to selection, enhanced or promoted the field of environmental health or environmental health professionals.
Mark C. Nottingham Memorial Award: This award is available on an annual basis to honor an individual in industry who has demonstrated recognizable and significant contributions to CEHA or the field of environmental health.
Contributing Author Award(no application): This award is given on recommendation by the Editorial Committee Chair.
Charles Senn Scholarship: This $1000.00 scholarship is available on an annual basis to give special recognition to a graduate student of environmental health who has demonstrated a superior ability to relate graduate studies to the realities of the environmental health field.
Joseph H. Martin Scholarship: This $1000.00 scholarship is co-sponsored by the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health and is available on an annual basis to provide encouragement and financial assistance to a deserving student who demonstrates financial need and to promote interest in the field of environmental health.
College Student Scholarship: (Upper Division or Graduate Studies): This $1000.00 scholarship is available on an annual basis to provide financial assistance to an upper division or graduate student enrolled in a science program with intentions of future full-time employment in the field of environmental health.
Graduating High School Senior Scholarship: This $1000.00 scholarship is available on an annual basis to provide financial assistance to a high school senior interested in environmental health science in his/her pursuit of higher education.
Young Environmental Health Student Award: The purpose of this award is to encourage the study and understanding of the field of environmental health by honoring a deserving junior high school student. This award is available on an annual basis to provide financial assistance and recognition to a junior high school student for a project relating to the field of environmental health, entered in the California State Science Fair. Recipient will receive a $100.00 savings bond and a certificate of recognition. Honorable mention certificates may also be awarded.
Martin Smilo Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship is available on an annual basis to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences. The recipient will receive a cash gift of $2,500.00 upon proof of full-time enrollment in a 4 year accredited college or university the semester/quarter following receipt of the scholarship.
Other Awards: Walter S. Mangold Award: (NEHA Award): To recognize and honor a member of NEHA who has contributed significantly to the professional status of environmental health specialists. This is NEHA’s highest honor and is only bestowed upon truly exceptional individuals. Due to the nomination process by NEHA, this application must be submitted by February 24, 2017.