The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is accepting online applications for scholarships and professional development grants through Dec. 1 for the 2019-20 academic year. More than $400,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSP community.

The ASSP Foundation provides nearly 150 awards each year that range from $500 to $15,000. Candidates only need to complete one online application to be eligible for all awards. Recipients are matched with the criteria established by the fund’s donor.

“Our scholarship and grant programs have helped hundreds of students and professionals start or continue their occupational safety and health education,” said ASSP Foundation Chair Linda M. Tapp, CSP. “The consistent support from our donors demonstrates that safety careers are vital in helping to protect workers everywhere.”

Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, including full-time, part-time and international students studying in the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in an occupational safety or related degree program and have a grade point average of 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduates. Professional education grants are available to practicing safety professionals looking to advance their careers through certification, college coursework, conference attendance or similar learning opportunities.

The 2020 scholarship and grant awards will be announced in April. This past spring, the ASSP Foundation distributed a record $407,873 to students and professionals. Applicants can get more information on the program by reading frequently asked questions. Additional questions should be directed to the ASSP Foundation at or 847.768.3404.

The ASSP Foundation – the charitable arm of the Society that was chartered in 1990 – provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development and research. It receives contributions from society members and their families, its chapters, regions, common interest groups and corporations motivated to support the occupational safety and health profession. The ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants, helping more than 1,400 safety students and professionals.

For more details on the ASSP Foundation and its many programs, visit