21st Century Student Scholarship

This scholarship provides $1,500 financial support to full-time undergraduate and graduate level students to attend SOPHE’s Annual Conference* or SOPHE’s Advocacy Summit.**

Recipients may use the scholarship to cover costs associated with travel, accommodations, event registration, meals and incidentals to the conference or Summit.

Students who receive this scholarship help SOPHE build a strong pipeline of health education leaders with the skills to address today’s health challenges.

I attended presentations to learn directly from field experts. Dr. Benjamin drew connections between health disparities and social determinants of health described the foundation of health issues facing us.”

Benjamin Lasser

Students are eligible for a scholarship if:

  • They are sponsored by a faculty member in the student’s program. The faculty member must be a current member of national SOPHE.
  • They are a national or chapter SOPHE member in good standing at the time of application.
  • They have not received a scholarship in the past two years. Preference is given to students who have never received this award.

Application periods

Summer/Fall – applications accepted July through October to attend SOPHE’s Annual Conference.

Winter/Spring – applications accepted February through June to attend SOPHE’s Advocacy Summit.


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Note: Students who receive a SOPHE 21st Century Student Scholarship are not eligible for the Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship Award during the same calendar year January–December.


**Advocacy Summit (winter/spring) applications accepted February through June.

*Annual Conference (summer/fall) applications accepted July through October.