ASSE Foundation seeks scholarship and grant applications for record distribution


PARK RIDGE, Illinois — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation will accept scholarship and grant applications from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 for its annual disbursement of financial awards in 2018. A record amount of $350,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSE community.

Scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate 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 established safety professionals looking to further their careers through certification, college coursework, conference registration, or similar ventures.

“Our scholarship and grant program has always been a great opportunity for students and professionals to advance their education and careers,” said Foundation Chair David T. Crowley, CSP, CHMM, STS. “Our donors have been terrific at supporting the occupational safety and health profession by providing such valuable resources. It’s more proof that safety matters.”

The 2018 distribution of $350,000 in scholarships and grants will top the Foundation’s previous record of $303,000 from earlier this year.

Applications must be completed online, and candidates complete only a single form to be eligible for all available awards. Winners will be notified in April. Recipients are matched with the criteria set forth by the fund’s donor.

Scholarship applicants can get advice on how to create a great application by clicking here to download a PowerPoint file. Questions can be directed to the ASSE Foundation by emailing assefoundation@asse.org or calling 847.699.2929.

The Foundation – the charitable arm of ASSE that was chartered in 1990 – receives contributions from society members and their families, its chapters and regions, and corporations motivated to support the occupational safety and health profession. It has awarded $2.3 million in scholarships and grants, helping more than 1,100 students and professionals. The Foundation provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development and research. For more details on the Foundation and its programs, visit www.asse.org/foundation.

About ASSE – Working together for a safer, stronger future

For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Engineers has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of over 37,000 professionals covers every industry, developing safety and health management plans that prevent deaths, injuries and illnesses. ASSE advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit www.asse.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Media contact: Blaine Krage, 847.768.3416, bkrage@asse.org


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