Accela/NEHA 2017 AEC Scholarships

Application Period is Now Closed

This year, Accela Environmental Health and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) have partnered to award 9 scholarships to professionals to attend the NEHA 2017 Annual Educational Conference (AEC). The event takes place July 10–13, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI.


  • Applications will be accepted from March 1–March 31
  • Each of the selected applicants will receive a NEHA AEC registration and paid NEHA membership for one year (travel costs are not included in this scholarship)
  • Winners will be announced by Accela May 2017


  • To be considered, applicant must be a professional in the environmental health industry – sorry, no students
  • Conference registration fee must not be purchased by your employer or another party
  • Must not have received an Accela/NEHA AEC scholarship within the past three years


Meet LAST YEAR'S Winners!

Last year, Accela and NEHA awarded scholarships to environmental health professionals to attend the NEHA Annual Educational and HUD Healthy Homes Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Our winners represent the best in environmental health:

Carly Hegarty Carly Hegarty
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Christy Klaus Christy Klaus
Wake County Environmental Services
JoAnn Xiong Mercado JoAnn Xiong-Mercado
Marion County Public Health Department

Shannon McKeon Shannon McKeon
Fairfax County Health Department
Nancy-Ann Hall Nancy-Ann Hall
Southern Nevada Health
Peter Cooley Peter Cooley
Coos Health and Wellness

Lydia Zweimiller Lydia Zweimiller
Alexandria Health
Karen Solberg Karen Solberg
Tri-County Environmental
Iris Lang Iris Lang
Eau Clair City-County Health Department

Kathryn Garcia Kathryn Garcia
Maricopa County Environmental Services
Mary Alice Peterson Mary Alice Peterson
Boone County Health Department
April Torham April Torham
City of Nashua Environmental Health Department

Valerie Cohen Valerie Cohen
Southern Nevada Health District
Therese Pilonetti Therese Pilonetti
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Becky Elias
Seattle King County Environmental Health

Explore the trends our 2016 scholarship winners see in the future of environmental health here.