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IHEA 2020 Conference date June 17 - 19th in Altoona, IA

Award Categories

IHEA Career Guidance Award

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 This award recognizes the finest Health Science education teachers at the secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. Members employed as full-time classroom/laboratory CTE teachers at the middle/secondary school level are eligible recipients of this award.

IHEA Administrator of the Year

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 This award recognizes Health Sciences administrators, program specialists/coordinators, and other personnel who have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective Health Sciences programs. Members employed as full-time Health Sciences administrators, program specialists, coordinators, and all other personnel and staff (not employed as teachers or guidance professionals) are eligible recipients of this award 

IHEA New Teacher of the Year

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This award recognizes Health Sciences teachers with 3-5 years' experience (at the middle, secondary or postsecondary level) who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique Health Sciences education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers. Members employed as full-time classroom/laboratory Health Sciences teachers (at the secondary or postsecondary level) who are relatively new to the teaching profession (with 3-5 years' experience) are eligible recipients of this award.

IHEA/IACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award

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 This award is presented to an IHEA member who have used Health Sciences CTE to make a significant impact on a community/ humanitarian cause through leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. This award, at the IACTE level, was named in honor of the late Congressman Perkins, and is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the same humanitarian concerns exemplified by Congressman Perkins.

Note: The recipient of the IHEA Carl Perkins Community Service Award will be forwarded to the IACTE Award Committee to advance.

IHEA Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award

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This award recognizes a Health Sciences educator who has demonstrated excellence and best practices in Health Sciences education at the postsecondary level. Only individuals employed, as full-time postsecondary Health Sciences faculty are eligible recipients of this award.

IHEA Leadership Award

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Individuals who have made significant contributions to Health Sciences education. The candidate may be from the middle/junior high school, high school, or postsecondary level, or from a governmental agency or office, or from a vocational agency, office or association.

Scholarship Opportunity!

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IHEA $500 Scholarship Application

Applicant must be enrolled in a health related diploma or degree program at an Iowa


community college for the academic year 2019-2020.

Application Deadline

June 14, 2019



Downloadable Scholarship Form

IHEA Scholarship Application (pdf)

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