Dr. Marion B. Pollock Fellowship

Marion B. Pollock received her doctoral degree in 1964 from UCLA and then joined the Health Sciences Department at California State University at Long Beach, retiring in 1981 as Professor emeritus of Health Sciences.

Pollock was considered by many as one of the nation’s leading school health educators authoring texts used in universities nationally and many professional journal articles regarding profesional preparation of health teacher and health education curriculum. Pollock, a heath education consultant to the World Health Organization, traveled to Geneva and Argentina on WHO health education projects. She served in numerous leadership roles within the American Public Health Association, the Association for the Advancement of Heatlh Education, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, a professional organization.

Pollock, instrumental in founding the California Association of School Health Educators and supporting its activities since its inception in 1971, was honored as their Outstanding Health Educator of the Decade for February 1995.

Electronic Application process for the 2020 award is due by December 1, 2020

Submit your application by completing the form below.

Dr. Marion B. Pollock Fellowship Application

The Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education (FAHE), will present a $3000 Fellowship Award to a talented and committed teacher in an elementary, middle school, or high school for graduate study at the master's degree level. Applicants are evaluated on their ability to link health needs of children to school health education, teaching experience, professional goals and their potential to advance the practice of school health education. The applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory in a health education or health promotion program and demonstrate six (6) completed credit hours in their program of study with a 3.0 or above GPA. All applicants are evaluated on the caliber of submitted documents. The award is presented annually during the Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference in the spring and although the successful award winner is encouraged to attend the conference, she/he is not required to do so to accept the award.

Provide the following information in your application:

1. Two letters of support - one of which must be from a faculty member who verifies the completion of 6 hours within the program and your current GPA.
2. A personal typed written document in which you describe a) your teaching experience in health education, b) your professional goals in health education and promotion and c) how your current or future activities are likely to advance the health education of children and youth.