SOPHE Student Member Fellowships and Awards


NEW! NOW OPEN: SOPHE Doctoral Fellowship. This one-year doctoral student fellowship in health education and health promotion recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. In 2014, the one-year doctoral fellowship ($10,000) will be devoted to a student who will investigate, chronicle, and index SOPHE’s history with a primary focus on the years 2000-2015 and will produce products to make the history available to SOPHE members via the SOPHE website and other mechanisms.


Applications for the fellowship are due October 15, 2014. 

NOW OPEN: SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention. This one-year fellowship is designed to recognize, assist and train graduate students working on unintentional injury prevention projects from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences. Please click on the Award Description below for full information and application instructions. 


Applications for the 2014/2015 injury prevention fellowship are due September 12, 2014. 



21st Century Scholarships Each year, SOPHE awards fifteen $500 21st Century Scholarships to help cover Annual Meeting or Health Education Advocacy Summit costs for deserving full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are local or national SOPHE members.

Health Education Advocacy Summit Up to seven $500 21st Century conference participation scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO) Health Education Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

SOPHE Annual Meeting Up to eight $500 21st Century conference participation scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students to attend the SOPHE Annual Meeting.

Applications for the 2014/2015 21st Century Scholarships will open late summer.

Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship The Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship is awarded annually to two deserving full-time graduate and undergraduate students who are national SOPHE members and who have excelled academically, demonstrated a commitment to addressing the public's health through a career in health education, and who have demonstrated financial need. Students applying for this award must currently be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a health education degree (e.g., Health Education, Community Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education), and must have completed at least one-third of coursework required for their major. 

Applications for the 2014/2015 Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship will open late summer.

Graduate Student Research Paper Each year, SOPHE recognizes one outstanding graduate student for creative and innovative research as illustrated by completion of a research paper. The recipient will be awarded $250 and complimentary registration at the 2014 SOPHE Annual Meeting, where he or she will be invited to give a conference presentation.

Applications for the 2014/2015 Graduate Research paper will open late summer.