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URS’ Recent Donation To American Society Of Safety Engineers’ Foundation Provides Student With Safety And Health Scholarship
Des Plaines, IL (April 8, 2008) — The Washington Division of URS recently donated $5,350 to fund a scholarship through the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Foundation for a student pursuing a safety, health and environmental degree with an emphasis on construction. The 2008 recipient of the scholarship is undergraduate student Paul E. Sullivan, Jr., of Middle River, MD.

Sullivan, who is studying emergency management at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, MD, will also receive a fully funded scholarship for the annual ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Las Vegas, NV, in June. An internship is also offered with the URS scholarship. Sullivan has an extensive construction background, which made him a prime candidate for this award.

ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia Roth, COHN, said, “The ASSE Foundation is proud to have the support of the Washington Division of URS in providing a scholarship for occupational safety and health students and for raising the bar by providing Paul Sullivan with additional learning opportunities through a summer internship and a professional development conference experience.”

“URS is very happy to support young safety professionals through the ASSE Foundation,” said Washington Division of URS Corporate Vice President of Environment, Safety and Health Brad Giles, P.E., CSP. “With safety being such a dynamic industry, the professional development, education and attainment of certification are paramount for the talent coming into our discipline.”

The ASSE Foundation/URS Corporation Safety Scholarship program annually awards a scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a safety and health degree, with an emphasis on construction. Applicants must be an ASSE student member, have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of a 4.0, be currently enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and have completed at least 60 semester hours. Students can submit their application for scholarships to the ASSE Foundation from September through December each year.

URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. URS provides services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company operates through three divisions: the URS Division, the EG&G Division and the Washington Division. URS Corporation has approximately 56,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 30 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

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 32,000 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 please go to
American Society of Safety Engineers • 1800 East Oakton Street • Des Plaines, Illinois • 60018-2187
Phone 847.699.2929 • Fax 847.296.3769 •