Do you know of a student pursuing an occupational safety and health degree -- or a professional who plans to continue their education in the field?
You might want to let them know about the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, which is currently offering more than $275,000 in scholarships and educational grants related to OSH studies.
“We encourage students and professionals in the safety field to submit applications for these scholarships and grants,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP. “Thanks to the contributions of our donors, the Foundation is able to complete this important part of our mission.”
The ASSE Foundation receives contributions from ASSE members, their families, Society Chapters and Regions, and corporations motivated to support the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession. Last year, 86 scholarships were awarded to students representing 44 US-based universities, and 22 professional grants were awarded to safety professionals seeking to advance their credentials in OSH.
In 2017, the largest awards will be Impact Scholarships given in the last year of 3-year $250,000 donation by Applications International Corporation (AIC). In 2016, AIC’s gift funded six Impact Scholarships: one at $15,000 and five at $10,000, with a preference to those that have served in the military and are attending a school where the safety degree program is ABET-accredited.
Organizations that partner with the Foundation include AON, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), CNA Financial Corporation, Johnson Controls, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Parsons Corporation, and UPS.
Other awards, which range in amounts from $1,000 to $7,500, offer students and professionals support in advancing their education. Scholarship applications are open to students earning OSH degrees who have completed at least 60 hours of safety-related coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Grant applications are open to anyone seeking additional professional education in the safety field.
Scholarship recipients may be found here: http://foundation.asse.org/scholarship-recipients.php
Grant recipients may be found here: http://www.asse.org/foundation/grants.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development, research opportunities, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.