The UPS Foundation Continues Support of Safety Education with Grant for Scholarships
DES PLAINES, IL (December
21, 2011) –The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation received
a $35,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS
(NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to
award six scholarships in the amount of $5,250 each in 2012 to students
studying in the field of safety, health and the environment (SH&E).
Four scholarships will be awarded to a junior or senior year
college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in SH&E, and two will be
awarded to junior or senior year college SH&E students from a minority
ethnic background. All recipients will
have the opportunity to be recognized at ASSE’s annual Professional Development
Conference and Exposition, SAFETY 2012,
June 3rd through 6th in Denver, CO. This
conference draws more than 4,000 SH&E professionals from around the world
along with hundreds more exhibitors.
Scholarship applicants must be full-time students pursuing a
B.S. in occupational safety and health or a related field. Applicants must be
members of ASSE, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system, be in good academic
standing and be recommended by a safety faculty member. Students are encouraged
to apply annually for scholarships from September through December 1st
of each year.
“UPS continues to be a leader in the support and growth of
the ASSE Foundation,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Eddie Greer, CSP, OHST. “This grant helps develop future safety
professionals who play a key role in preventing work injuries and illnesses.”
Established in 1951, and based in Atlanta, GA, the UPS
Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social
issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation has
identified the following focus for areas of giving; nonprofit effectiveness,
economic and global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safety and
In 2010 the UPS Foundation distributed more than $44.6
million worldwide through grants that benefit various organizations or programs
around the globe, and provide support for building stronger communities.
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 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 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, health care and education. For more information please
view ASSE’s ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’ video at www.asse.org/newsroom.