The Minnesota Environmental Health Association (MEHA) Scholarship Committee, in concert with the Division of Environmental Health Sciences Student Committee, awards the Mary Lauren Olson Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Lauren Olson who died tragically in a child-care environment; she was the beloved daughter of Steve Olson, former President of the Minnesota Environmental Health Association, and Paula Olson.
The Mary Lauren Olson Memorial MEHA Scholarship fund is a permanently endowed scholarship for students enrolled in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Recipients of the scholarships are required to be full time students. Selection may be based on scholastic merit, community service, and/or involvement in the field of injury research.
Applications will be reviewed by the Student Committee (Admissions and Awards) and Dr. Susan Gerberich in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, who will forward their recommendations to the Minnesota Environmental Health Association Scholarship Committee. Selection will be in compliance with federal and state regulations and University policy regarding academic scholarships.