The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared individuals in Health Education.


Founders’ Award

Founders’ Award

Each year undergraduate student members have the opportunity to present their qualifications to be awarded the Founders’ Award through an application process. Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee, which selects a deserving recipient. This individual receives a cash award and an appropriate certificate at the Annual Meeting


The initial award will be $750.00. The amount may increase or decrease depending on available funds.


  • The recipient must be an active student member of Eta Sigma Gamma.
  • Must be a currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an institution of higher education.
  • Must have at least one semester (quarter) of academic work remaining to complete his/her degree.
  • The use of scholarship award funding is unrestricted.
  • Must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 (B).
  • The scholarship award will be made without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental handicap or age.

Application Process

The applicant must complete the Application for Founders Award. Applications and supporting documents must be saved as one pdf and submitted electronically by email on or before the deadline (October 15) to ExecutiveDirector@etasigmagamma.org .

Along with their application, applicants must forward the following documents (also as pdf):

  • A cover letter indicating their interest in and qualifications for the Founders’ Award.
  • A copy of their official transcript from all undergraduate institution in which they will receive their degree.
  • A statement of no more than 500 words on their professional goals and how they hope to contribute to the field of health education.
  • Three letters of recommendation supporting their application. One of the three letters must be written by an academic mentor in health education.
  • All pdf documents should be saved as the applicant’s last name, the award they are applying for, and indicate the document (i.e. Applicant’s Last Name- Founders’ Award Cover Letter.pdf). It is preferred the entire application is sent as one pdf, but this is not required.

Selection Process

  • Award recipients will be chosen by the Awards Committee
  • The committee will ensure that the recipient meets all the criteria and will consider the following:
  • Academic excellence.
  • Involvement in health education activities, as demonstrated through participation in Eta Sigma Gamma and other opportunities for involvement in health education.
  • Demonstrated potential to make a contribution to the field of health education.


Notice of recipient will be made via a written letter to the winner and announced at the annual national meeting of Eta Sigma Gamma.