Gulf Coast Section – American Industrial Hygiene Association
(GCS-AIHA) Scholarship Fund
with the Greater Houston Community Foundation



This scholarship was established by the Gulf Coast Local Section to support the mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, which is to promote, protect, and enhance industrial hygienists and other occupational health, safety and environmental professionals in their efforts to improve the health and well being of workers, the community, and the environment.  Financially assisting industrial hygiene students in their career path supports this mission. The scholarship has been established by the GCS-AIHA to provide financial assistance to selected students majoring in Industrial Hygiene related course work, in any of the institutions of Higher Education identified by the GCS-AIHA Board of Directors, who have met the criteria outlined below.  This scholarship is to support tuition, textbooks or associated fees by undergraduate and graduate students in the pursuit of their degree.  Based on need and availability of the funds, the award fund may also be used for travel expenses incurred by students conducting field studies or presenting the results of their research at a professional meeting associated with or sponsored by AIHA.



Scholarships are awarded for one semester in the fall.  The minimum scholarship amount is $2,000 awarded to the student through their university.  Applicants should describe their financial need for this award. The award recipient(s) will be announced in the July GCS-AIHA meeting (usually held on the first Thursday of the month in partnership with the GCC-ASSE meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Brady’s Landing, 8505 Cypress St, Houston, TX).  For further information see the following web-site:  {}.


Award recipients shall give a minimum 15 minute oral presentation either on their thesis or dissertation topic or an industrial hygiene related topic of interest within a year of the announcement of the award at one of the regularly scheduled GCS-AIHA meetings.



  • Currently enrolled in the fall semester at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas A&M University, or the University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • Maintains a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor, graduate or doctoral degree in the industrial hygiene program or with an emphasis or concentration in industrial hygiene.
  • Award recipient is eligible to receive the scholarship a maximum of two times throughout their educational career.

Applications can be obtained from the AIHA Gulf Coast Section’s website or the Scholarship Coordinator.


Please include the following information with the application:

  • A cover letter to include:
    • Statement of academic and career goals
    • Description of how you would anticipate using the award
  • Resume
  • Statement of financial need
  • Copy of current college transcript
  • 3 academic or professional letters of recommendation


Please send all information to the following address:

GCS-AIHA Scholarship

Attn:  Janet Gutiérrez, DrPH, Scholarship Coordinator

c/o Environmental Health & Safety, RSP

6431 Fannin St, CYF G.102

Houston, TX 77030


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