Bechtel Group’s 2007 American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Scholarship Recipient Named
Des Plaines, IL (April 9, 2007) — The Bechtel Group Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation to support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in safety, health and the environment with an emphasis in construction. This year’s recipient of the $5,000 Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety and Health is Daniel D. Snyder, an undergraduate student studying safety science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith D. Brock, CSP, said, “The ASSE Foundation appreciates the efforts of Bechtel in supporting future safety and health professionals in construction. By providing additional educational opportunities in this area we can continue to see increased safety and reduced risk on the job. Bechtel’s efforts have helped the ASSE Foundation with its mission of advancing the safety and health profession through education, professional development and research.”
Scholarship applicants must be full-time students pursing a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health with an emphasis on construction safety or a related field. Applicants must be student members of ASSE, have a GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 system, have a good academic standing, and be recommended by a safety faculty member. Eligible students can submit their scholarship applications to the ASSE Foundation from September through December.
Bechtel is a privately owned, San Francisco-based global engineering, construction and project management company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in challenging locations. Bechtel has 40,000 employees and 40 offices around the world. For half a century, Bechtel Group Foundation has been responding to the needs of communities in which Bechtel has offices or major projects. In 2006, the Foundation made grants totaling $1.82 million to 190 non-profit organizations in 10 countries.
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 scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, 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.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.