SOPHE 21st Century Student Scholarship

This award provides conference support to full-time undergraduate and graduate level students to attend SOPHE's 19th Annual Advocacy Summit.

Summit support can include any combination of registration fee to the summit and any real and reasonable travel expenses incurred, as per federal per diem, and lodging at the official summit hotel or a substitute hotel, not to exceed the cost of the assigned summit hotel.

SOPHE also encourages and allows summit support funds to be used for supplemental SOPHE chapter membership. Total support cannot exceed $500 and will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and required travel reimbursement form following the event.

Apply now for SOPHE's Advocacy Summit, October 21-23, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017


  • Students must be sponsored by a faculty member in the student’s program. The faculty member must be a current member of National SOPHE.
  • The faculty member must complete a Faculty Sponsorship Form to verify that the student:
    1. Is currently an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in a health education or health education related major
    2. Has excelled in health education-related courses
    3. Has been involved in health education research and/or practice
  • Students must be members in good standing in National SOPHE and/or a SOPHE chapter at the time of application.
  • Students may NOT have received a SOPHE 21st Century Student Scholarship for Conference Support within the previous 2 years. Preference will be given to students who have never received this award.
  • Sponsored students who receive a SOPHE 21st Century Student Scholarship are not eligible for the Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship Award during that calendar year January–December.

Student Statement:

  • Describe how your interests match the themes and/or subthemes for this SOPHE conference
  • Specific conference information can be found at
  • Describe your involvement in health education research and/or practice
  • Describe how you will share information gained at this conference with members of your campus community
  • Adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Typed, single line-spaced
  • Maximum of 1-page in length
  • Minimum of 11-point font and 1-inch margins on all sides
  • Rules of grammar, punctuation, and writing
  • Express enthusiasm for attending the conference
  • Application materials should be assembled by the student and submitted as a single document PDF file

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Awards Committee and approved by the executive committee.

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