Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

The Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education (FAHE) application cycle for awards, scholarships, and fellowships is closed for 2023. Criteria for each opportunity are listed on application pages that can be accessed on the Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships page. All applicants are evaluated on the caliber of their submitted documents.

Awards, scholarships, and fellowships are presented at the annual conference of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Recipients are encouraged to attend the conference, though they are not required to do so to accept their award, scholarship, or fellowship.

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship and Award Winners!

Dr. Becky J. Smith Scholarship (undergraduate students)

Dequia Rainey


Dr. Mary K. Beyrer Graduate Student Scholarship (Master’s degree or doctoral level students)

Taylor Levy

The University of Texas, School of Public Health-Austin

The Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship (for doctoral students)

Taylor Arnold

Department of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Marion B. Pollock Fellowship (for a teacher for master’s study)

Aleta Friedeman

University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Ann E. Nolte Writing Award (for authors)

Cynthia B. Burwell, Ed.D, RKT, MCHES®, FACHA

Norfolk State University
Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Lori L. Dewald, EdD, ATC, MCHES®, FAAHE

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Human Sciences
Master of Public Health Program
Southern Illinois University


Staff Emeritus – Cal Poly Pomona

“Promoting Health in Colleges and Universities” authored by C.B. Burwell, L.L. Dewald, and J.V. Grizzell has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Nolte award. The chapter was published in the book, Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice (3rd edition)