Scholarships and Funding

Pursuing a career in occupational and environmental health and safety is rewarding, with diverse professional pathways and a mission to help others. At the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, we believe opportunities should be available to all qualified students who are interested in this field. We provide numerous avenues for financial support to help students complete their training and achieve their ambitions.

NIOSH Stipends

Full-time graduate students at RMCOEH are eligible to receive partial or full tuition and stipend support through our National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center grant. NIOSH awards funds based on the recommendation of the RMCOEH Center Director, who receives input from the admissions committee and the directors of RMCOEH's academic programs.

RMCOEH Scholarships

RMCOEH is proud to offer several scholarships for qualified trainees. These scholarships are part of our commitment to providing broad opportunities for students of all backgrounds to further their education in occupational and environmental health and safety and, ultimately, serve workers and business throughout the U.S. 

The Dr. Richard E. Johns Endowed Scholarship (graduate)

Established by the family of Dr. Johns, this scholarship honors his legacy of education and scholarship. Dr. Johns was the Occupational Medicine director at RMCOEH from 1987 to 1989 and subsequently served as medical director for ATK Thiokol for many years. RMCOEH will award individual scholarship(s) with a value of up to $2,000 for tuition, fees, and full-time academic expenses while pursuing graduate studies.

To apply, complete an application and email it to Toni Chambers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) between March 1-29, 2024


Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact RMCOEH about additional funding opportunities. 

Other Scholarships

RMCOEH students are also eligible for, and frequently receive, national awards. Our faculty may be able to offer additional suggestions. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships related to occupational and environmental health, including:

Additional Scholarship Resources

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