Awards, Fellowships, Internships & Scholarships

SOPHE offers a robust awards, fellowship, internship and scholarship program for health education and health promotion practitioners, students and faculty in more than 15 categories.

There are two cycles for applications, nominations and submissions – summer/fall (July through October) and winter/spring (February through June).

Read about each award, fellowship, internship or scholarship, the eligibility, requirements, and submit an application or nomination.


Professional & Academic

21st Century Health Education Practice Scholarship


21st Century Student Scholarship

Helen P. Cleary Scholarship

Vivian Drenckhahn Scholarship



SOPHE Internship Program

R. Brick Lancaster Community Health Internship


Professional, Practitioner & Academic

The following awards are presented at SOPHE’s Annual Conference in the spring.

Clarence E. Pearson Program Excellence Award

Distinguished Fellow Award

Dorothy Nyswander Health Equity Award

Health Education Technology Innovation Award

Honorary Fellow Award

Karen Denard Goldman Health Education Mentor Award

M. Elaine Auld Horizon Award

SOPHE Chapter Award for Excellence

SOPHE Journals Papers of the Year


Graduate Student Research Paper Award