J. Jos Campioni Scholarship

The Western Association of Food and Drug Officials (WAFDO) proudly continues the tradition of granting a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving scholar enrolled in a college or university within the WAFDO region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Guam, North Mariana Islands, Mexico).  Scholarships are awarded at the annual WAFDO Educational Conference.

J. Jos Campioni was born in Indonesia in 1937. At the age of 9, his family moved to Holland, where he later received his Tropical Agriculture degree from Deventer University in 1958. In 1960, Jos moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and attended the University of British Columbia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Food Science. Upon graduation in 1964, he joined the Food and Drug Directorate of Health Canada.

During his career, Jos held positions as Food Specialist, District Manager, and Acting Chief of the Food Inspection Division. Jos traveled throughout Canada to train staff and participate on numerous committees. He also completed two assignments in Surinam for the Pan American Health Organization.

Beginning in the mid-1980s, he actively participated in both WAFDO and AFDO,  serving as a WAFDO board member in 1992 and WAFDO president in 1996-1997. During his tenure as President, he sought to re-establish various WAFDO committees. In 1997, after he and his wife, Gail, hosted WAFDO’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jos served as the WAFDO Liaison to the AFDO Board.

Mr. Campioni retired in 1999 after more than 34 years of service. That same year, he received WAFDO’s highest award, the Orlen J. Wiemann Award. Sadly, Jos passed away April 25, 2001, and WAFDO established this scholarship, given annually at WAFDO's annual educational conference, to honor and remember our colleague.

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Candidates must

  • have entered their junior or senior year the Fall of this year;
  • be enrolled in a college or university within the WAFDO region; and
  • be pursuing education in the career fields of environmental health, food science, drugs, pharmacology, cosmetics or medical devices.

To apply for the J. Jos Campioni Scholarship, please submit the following:

  1. Complete application;
  2. A one-page essay detailing your interest and personal goals in the area of public health;
  3. One copy of your official college transcript; and
  4. At least two letters of recommendation.


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