MISSION


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

Awards & Grants

Chapter Awards

Chapter Awards allow the National office to recognize the successes of chapters. There are two categories of awards, competitive activity awards and non-competitive recognition of chapters meeting ESG standards. If a chapter receives a chapter award they are not eligible for an activity award. Each chapter should set goals to apply for at least one award each year.

Activity of the Year Award

Chapters can submit individual activities for this award in one or all of the following categories: advocacy, research, service, and teaching.  | More Info

Chapter Achievement Award

Any chapter with three activities (one in each area) is eligible. The service and education activities must meet three of the four Standards for Health Education and Health Promotion; one research project meeting both the Standards for Research; and adherence to six of the eight Standards for Chapter Management and Student Professional Development.  | More Info

Chapter Excellence Award

This is the highest award a chapter can receive and recognizes a year of chapter achievement. Chapters can submit documentation of chapter functions to receive this award.  | More Info

Chapter Recognition Award

Any chapter with two activities covering two of the three areas is eligible. The activities must meet three of the four Standards for Health Education and Health Promotion, and adherence to five of the eight Standards for Chapter Management and Student Professional Development.  | More Info

Individual Awards

These awards are to recognize outstanding individuals in the studies or field of health education. Some are only presented by the National Board while others may also be given by local chapters.

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.  | Apply

Gamman of the Year

Each year undergraduate and graduate student members have the opportunity to present their qualifications to be awarded the Gamman of the Year Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to furthering the goals of Eta Sigma Gamma. Individuals must be nominated for the award by their collegiate chapter’s Eta Sigma Gamma sponsor, the collegiate chapter’s membership or a faculty member who is a member in good standing of Eta Sigma Gamma. Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee, which names a national Gamman of the Year. This individual receives a cash award and an appropriate certificate at the Annual Meeting.  | Apply

Honor Award

This award may be presented to individuals or organizations that have made major contributions to the health education profession through service, education, and/or research. It is the highest award give by Eta Sigma Gamma. Both members and non-members are eligible for this award.  | Order Certificates

John P. McGovern, M.D National Scholarship Award

Each year graduate student members have the opportunity to present their qualifications to be awarded the McGovern Scholarship. Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee, which names a deserving recipient. This individual receives a cash award and an appropriate certificate at the Annual Meeting.  | Apply

Outstanding Chapter Sponsor of the Year Award

Each year, chapters have the opportunity to nominate their chapter sponsor as the Outstanding Chapter Sponsor of the Year Award. Criteria is based on length of service as a chapter sponsor, evidence of exceptional leadership for the local chapter, and mentoring of students. Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee, which names a deserving recipient. An appropriate symbol of this award will be given to the recipient.  | Nominate

Robert J. Synovitz Distinguished Service Award

This award may be presented to a member or members in recognition of outstanding service to furthering the goals of Eta Sigma Gamma. It is not necessarily an annual award and can be presented by the National Honor Society (as decided by the Board of Directors) or a collegiate chapter (as determined by the local chapter). An appropriate symbol of this award will be given to the recipient.  | Order Certificates

Scholarship Key Award

Each year, collegiate chapters have the opportunity to present the Scholarship Key to any graduating member of the Honor Society who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average among local members, in accordance with the provisions as described in the Officer’s Handbook. Applications are reviewed by the local Awards Committee, which names a deserving recipient and presents the Key and an appropriate certificate.  | Order Certificates

W.E. Schaller Presidential Citation

This award is presented by the National President to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the profession. An appropriate symbol of this award will be given to the recipient.

Student Poster Session

The ESG Poster Session occurs during the ESG National Meeting. It is an opportunity for ESG members and chapters to provide information about teaching, research, and service activities related to ESG’s mission and goals completed by individual members or chapters.  | Apply

Grants

The National Office supports a variety of grants. The purpose of the grants is to provide support to chapters who are engaged in a variety of activities. To be eligible for a grant from the National Office, the chapter must have submitted their annual report with a brief budget overview for the previous academic year and support of the faculty advisor.

Project Grants

Project grants provide financial support for members/chapters to implement student lead health education projects or conduct student research proposals. A funded project should provide for the advancement of health education as well as the enhancement of the health of the community.  | Apply

Travel and Professional Grants

Travel and Professional Development Grants are designed to assist with chapters’ efforts to provide professional development to their membership. These funds may be used to support travel to and attendance at professional meetings and conferences. State and national professional conferences, invited speakers, and local training workshops are eligible for funding.  | Apply