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


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 1st for the Fall School Year Scholarship. If May 1st falls on a weekend or Holiday, the applications will be accepted the next Business day.


This scholarship was established by the Gulf Coast local section of AIHA 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. The GCS-AIHA Scholarship Committee will meet and review applications for completeness, merit and need. The Greater Houston Community Foundation manages the distribution of the award following the student recipient’s university scholarship procedures. Applicants should describe their financial need for this award such as anticipated tuition costs. The award recipient(s) will be contacted and announced at the June GCS-AIHA meeting (usually held on the first Thursday of the month in partnership with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (GCC-ASSE) generally meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Houston, TX or the Greater Houston region).  For further information on the Gulf Coast AIHA see the following web-site: .


Award recipients are strongly encouraged to 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 generally held on the first Thursday of most months. Award recipients(s) will be given the current GCS-AIHA President-Elect and President contact information for scheduling.



  • Currently enrolled in the fall semester at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston or the University of Houston- Clear Lake
  • 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.

  • Maintains a minimum of a 3.0 GPA 


    In order to be considered for this scholarship, please submit the following:


    1.     The completed application

    2.     Resume

    3.     Statement of financial need

    4.     3 academic or professional letters of recommendation

    5.     Cover letter

    6.     Official copy of college transcript


    Please send all information to the following address:

    GC-AIHA Scholarship

    Attn:  Janet Gutiérrez, DrPH, Scholarship Coordinator

    c/o Environmental Health & Safety, RSP

    6431 Fannin St, CYF G.102

    Houston, TX 77030


    Questions: (713) 500-5844 or


October 2019:

Westlake Chemical has an open position for an experienced, credentialed industrial hygienist in Lake Charles.  The job description for the Supervisor - Industrial Hygiene and application details can be accessed via the below link.  


Westlake Chemical Application Link


If you have questions, please contact John Fink directly via his contact details below.

John M Fink, CIH, CSP | Industrial Hygiene Specialist | Office: +1(713)325-0805 | Cell: +1(409)771-0619


M.Lastie & Associates, LLC. Safety and Health Consultants  are looking for experienced Industrial Hygienists to perform baseline monitoring for several projects  in Lake Charles, LA and Richmond, CA..  The successful candidates will be working under the direction of a CIH. The work is on a contract basis and not full time. Depending upon the experience level of the IH, the hourly rate will be $50-$75 / hour plus expenses.

If you are interested in one of these opportunties with M. Lastie & Associates, LLC please contact Michael Lastie directly via his contact details below.

(832) 605-1306


EHS Manager.  Eau Claire, WI, area

salary 70-90K

relocation asssitance; direct hire with benefits

 call Gary 323-694-6577 PST

send resume:

Much of the work will be focused on Safety.  This is an excellent growing company that makes industrial equipment that is installed at their clients locations world-wide.  You will have one administrative report and be responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, integrity, and effectiveness of the safety, health, and environmental functions.  This position will work closely with staff at all levels to maintain a safe working environment and to develop a culture committed to safety as a value which motivates personal behavior - resulting in injury-free and environmentally conscious performance. You need to be a skilled hands-on leader capable of inspiring and motivating all levels of management, employees, field personnel, and subcontractors.

What they are looking for: 

Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health or equivalent field of study 

10+ years experience as a hands on experience in Safety, Health & Environmental work in a job shop / custom industrial equipment operation 

A quantifiable record of exceptional safety leadership, with measurable results 

Ability to lead the company to achieve "Best in Class" status 

Successful experience in developing and delivering safety training in group settings 

Effective working knowledge and application of OSHA, DOT/FMCSA, and EPA regulations 

An effective record of leading and communicating a safety vision for an organization and achieving measurable success in the pursuit of the vision.


ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.

Chemtreat Position Summary: 

The EHS Manager ensures that all environment, health & safety programs, procedures, training, work practices and controls are effectively implemented and enforced, and that facilities are adequately maintained through regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance. Key responsibilities include safety and environmental administration, injury case management, technical safety advice and site-wide safety training for Implant Direct Facilities in the United States. 


Site location:  4200 N Twin City Hwy, Nederland, TX 77627

Apply at: