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The ASSE Foundation Awards 102 Scholarships and Grants Totaling $172k

Posted in on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to students entering the growing international field of occupational safety, health and the environment (SH&E), the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Foundation (ASSEF) recently announced 71 recipients of the 2011 annual SH&E scholarships funded by the continued support of corporations, ASSE Regions and Chapters, members and individuals.  The students represent 34 different universities and are all studying a field related to safety, health and the environment.

The ASSEF also announced the 31 recipients of the Professional Development Grant Program, given annually to established occupational safety and health practitioners to help them advance in their careers.  The grants are supported by the contributions from organizations, ASSE Chapters, members and individuals who recognize the value occupational safety and health professionals bring to the workplace.

The following students are undergraduate and graduate student recipients of ASSE Foundation Scholarships for 2011:

America Responds Memorial Scholarship Wade Baily $1,000 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Applications International Corporation Scholarship Jonathan Risley $2,500 Millersville University
Curtis Lusk $2,500 Southeastern Oklahoma State University
ASSE Construction Safety Scholarship Joshua Besnoff $1,500 Keene State College
ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship Sara Hand $1,000 Slippery Rock University
BCSP-Bradley D. Giles Technician/Technologist, Supervisory Scholarship Ryan Slagle $1,000 Slippery Rock University
BCSP-Paul S. Adams Professional Scholarship Stephanie Zizzo $1,000 Grand Valley State University
Blacks in Safety Engineering Scholarship Ernine Porter $1,000 Oakland University
CNA Foundation Scholarship Bryan Curzi $4,650 Slippery Rock University
Katherine Burke $4,650 Keene State College
Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship Ryan Harmon $3,000 Indiana State University
Kirby Piatek $1,000 Indiana University
Beth Borkowski $1,000 Indiana University
David G. Kraemer Distinguished Service Award Scholarship Haley Kincannon $2,000 Oklahoma State University
Flatiron Construction Christopher Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Melissa Cunningham $4,650 Indiana University Southeast
Gerry Eaker Memorial Scholarship sponsored by UPS Carlyn Tjalsma $5,250 Oakland University
Samantha Badaczewski $5,250 Slippery Rock University
Kasey French $5,250 University of Central Missouri
Mark Ahner $5,250 Millersville University
Greater Baton Rouge Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship Eric Miller $1,500 SE LA univ
Greater Boston Chapter Leadership Award Brendon McCarthy $2,000 Keene State College
Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship Crystal Meyer $1,000 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Gulf Coast Past President’s Scholarship Marissa Ure $1,000 Ohio University
Chelsea Morton $1,000 Slippery Rock University
Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Julie Barbaro $1,000 Oakland University
Heart of America Scholarship Kelsey Mullis $1,000 Pittsburgh State University
ISNetworld Scholarship Cory Willingham $1,000 Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Jim & Tiffany Kreinbrink Scholarship Loryn Schuetzle $2,200 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Keith Bain Scholarship sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter James Campbell $1,000 Murray State University
Liberty Mutual Scholarship Jamie Shockey $4,500 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Molly Dunn $4,500 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship Andrew Glass $1,500 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Angelo Albanese $1,500 Slippery Rock University
Marsh Risk Consulting Scholarship Steven Fish $1,000 Oakland University
New England Area Future Leadership Award Travis Brenner $1,500 Keene State College
North Florida Chapter Scholarship Shahil Kadiwal $1,000 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship Garren Beck $2,000 Illinois State
PDC Scholarship sponsored by Practice Specialty Groups Laura Beisswanger $1,200 Slippery Rock University
Charlotte Rose $1,200 Oakland University
Pekron Consulting Scholarship Shane Ferguson $2,500 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Permian Basin Chapter Endowment Stacy Williams $1,000 Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Region IV – Edwin P. Granberry Scholarship Michael Layfield $1,000 Jacksonville State University
Scott Dominguez – Craters of the Moon Chapter Scholarship Megan Smith $1,000 Boise State University
SiteHawk Safety Scholarship Stephanie James $1,000 Western Carolina University
Southwest Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship Blake Gentry $1,000 Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The ASSE Oklahoma City Chapter Scholarship Brandon Thomas $1,000 University of Central Oklahoma
The Bechtel Group Foundation  Scholarship for Safety & Health Luke Welch $4,000 Murray State University
Brett Welter $4,000 Murray State University
Joselynn Neary $4,000 Montana Tech
The Charlie Darnell HSE Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Texas Safety Foundation Marc Goldsmith $2,500 Texas State Technical College
UPS Diversity Scholarship Martika Clark $5,250 Murray State University
Julian Washington $5,250 Keene State College
URS Safety Scholarship Cody Brock $6,000 University of Central Missouri
Warren K. Brown Scholarship Nick Hampton $1,000 Murray State University
West Florida Chapter Scholarship Joseph Hendges $1,000 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ASSE Foundation Military Scholarship Yancy Forsythe $1,000 Columbia Southern University
Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship Marjorie Stuart $1,000 Oregon State University
George Gustafson HSE Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Texas Safety Foundation Kristen Miller $2,500 Texas A&M Health Science Center
Gold Country Section – Region II Scholarship Nathan Godfrey $1,000 University of Utah
Greater Boston Chapter Leadership Award Amanda Landers $1,000 University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Harold F. Polston Scholarship sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter Yunhee Julie Im $2,000 Middle Tennessee State University
James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship Beauregard Middaugh $1,000 Purdue University
Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship Julia Lippert $2,000 University of Illinois – Chicago
Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship Luz Marin-Ramirez $3,000 University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Texas Safety Foundation Scholarship Vy Pham $2,500 Texas A&M Health Science Center
Thomas W. Pollock Memorial Scholarship Travis Steele $1,000 University of Utah
Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety Katherine Schofield $1,000 University of Minnesota
Utah Chapter ASSE Scholarship Byungju Yoo $1,000 University of Utah
Kasey Greenland $1,000 University of Utah
William C. Ray, CIH, CSP Arizona Scholarship Rami Shorti $2,500 University of Utah
Leela Laxpati $2,500 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The following occupational safety and health professionals received professional development grants for 2011:

Delmar E. Tally Professional Development Grant Kristopher Johnson CSP Exam $700
Michael Bryant Professional Development Conference $700
Michelle Demarest CSP Exam $600
Gabriel Alvarado Professional Development Grant Ann Murtha Professional Development Conference $600
Heather Earl Professional Development Conference $600
Sean Hickey Professional Development Conference $600
William McCaig Professional Development Conference $600
Ephraim Massawe BCSP Ap & Exam Fee, CSP Study Guides $600
Gulf Coast Chapter Professional Development Grant Bernadette Ussery CSP Workshop, Exam & Ap Fee $500
Tom McAvoy ASP Exam & Ap Fee $500
Hawaii Chapter Professional Development Grant Mary Silva Professional Development Conference $500
Neil Yamamoto Professional Development Seminars $500
New England Area Chapters Professional Development Grant Aric Tillberg OHST Workshop $625
Prof. Robert J. Ferris, P.E., CSP Professional Development Grant sponsored by the Nutmeg Chapter Eric Clouthier ASP Prep Course & Math Review $1,000
Terrance M. Hennessy Professional Development Grant Jamey Wheeler Professional Development Conference $600
Connie Giroux Professional Development Seminars $600
Freddie Gerald Professional Development Seminars $600
Kevin Wooster CSP Exam $600
Marcus Rasberry ASP Exam $600
Lisa Dickerson CCHEST Exam $600
Teresa Dwyer Professional Development Conference $600
Todd McDowell Professional Development Seminars $600
Texas Safety Foundation Professional Development Grant Terri Hendriks BCSP Exam Fee $350
Ian Chase CHST Exam Fee $600
Qingsheng Wang BCSP AP & Exam Fee $600
Kurt Von Rueden ASP Exam $600
Toni Blasi CSP Exam $600
Shaun Crawford BCSP AP & Exam Fee $500
Shaun Howard CHST Exam Fee $250
Thomas & Dorothy Reilly Professional Development Grant Katy Ellis College Coursework $500
Angelo Pinheiro College Coursework $500

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

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to

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