Scholarship Application for the Certificate Course in Environmental Health
Low-income and BIPOC communities in the US and abroad often experience disproportionate exposures to environmental chemicals that can have devastating effects on individual and community-level health. These communities also often lack access to the basic determinants of health like nutritious food, green spaces, and proper healthcare, which makes them even more vulnerable to the effects of these exposures.
Our goal in offering scholarship seats to The Certificate Course is to help bring practical and actionable environmental health education to those communities who need it most, and to support businesses that are serving these communities. Due to the time-intensive nature of this course, we are only able to offer 4 scholarship seats each year.
To ensure that scholarships are granted to as many deserving students as possible, we have created two scholarship options:
Community Work Scholarships are made available to applicants who are actively working with an organization, non-profit, or in a clinical setting that meaningfully and specifically focuses on serving low-income and/or BIPOC communities. Individuals who are able to demonstrate and verify their work in these spaces are granted full scholarship.
Equity Scholarships are intended for low-income and BIPOC individuals working in the health & wellness space who are seeking to expand their education around environmental health so they can better support current and/or future clients.
We are very cognizant that members of low-income and BIPOC communities are often underrepresented and under-resourced when it comes to environmental health education and business support, and that there is a startling lack of BIPOC representation in the mostly white wellness space. Because of this, we want to level the playing field and make our offerings more accessible to low-income and BIPOC individuals who are starting to bring this work into their communities – regardless of how it is done, and without the higher bar of doing non-profit work.
We’re thrilled to offer a 15% equity scholarship discount for the Certificate Course.
Requirement: You must have completed the Talking Toxins course prior to applying for a Cert Course scholarship. Acceptance into the Talking Toxins scholarship does not guarantee a scholarship seat inside Cert Course.
The Certificate Course in Environmental Health currently runs 1x per year, starting in October. Applications must be submitted by September 15th – all applications are reviewed starting on September 16th.
If you feel that you meet the requirements for this scholarship, please fill out the form below, and tell me about yourself, what you do, and what you hope to do with this education!