Anna Skiff Memorial Scholarship Award

The Anna Skiff Memorial Scholarship Award, established in 1999, is awarded to a deserving student or recent graduate whose scholarship, commitment, and demonstrated potential embodies the skills and competencies of the health education profession.

This scholarship, which covers the costs CHES examination, is awarded annually to a member who is presently a student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program in health education, and who is eligible to sit for the CHES exam within a year of the award presentation.

The NJ SOPHE scholarship award was created and is given in memory of Anna Skiff, a founding member of NJ SOPHE who contributed nationally to the development of health education as a profession.  Anna enjoyed a long career with the US Public Health Service after which she was instrumental in the development of the fieldwork component for the Graduate Program in Public Health at UMDNJ.  She is credited as a key figure with the National Task Force on the preparation and Practice of Health Educators, which led to the publication, “A Framework for the Development of Competency-Based Curricula for Entry Level Health Educators” and the formation of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

The Anna Skiff Memorial Scholarship Award represents NJ SOPHE’s commitment to excellence in health education through academic preparation and credentialing.

1999 Zupenda Davis (NJ School of Public Health)
2000Raychel Adler & Kathy Ferrar
2001Vanessa Hortian
2003Michele Samarya-Timm
2005Robin Snyder
2006Not given
2007Corynna Hines
2008Not given
2009Not given
2010Jennifer Smith
2011Maire Kirley
2012Not given
2013Not given
2014Aditi Bothra
2015Dinah Carter
2016Aurea Jane De Leon

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