For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
Bechtel Group Foundation Donates $10K Toward ASSE Foundation’s Scholarship Program
Des Plaines, IL (October 29, 2009) — In continued support of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation, the Bechtel Group Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bechtel Group Foundation scholarship fund. In 2010, three $4,000 undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health will be awarded from this fund.

Priority to receive the ‘Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety & Health’ will be given to students studying safety and health with an emphasis in construction safety attending Murray State in Murray, KY, Montana Tech in Butte, MT, and Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.

“We want to thank the Bechtel Group Foundation for their continued support of ASSE Foundation’s scholarship program,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Eddie Greer, CSP, OHST. “While many companies and organizations are cutting costs in this economy, we are grateful that Bechtel Group continues to place value on the education of future safety professionals and provides the necessary funding to make needed scholarships available to students.”

Students who apply for the ASSE Foundation 2010 scholarship program by December 1, 2009 will be considered for the Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship for Safety & Health. Scholarship recipients will be announced on April 2010. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time (12 hours or more per semester) and pursuing an undergraduate degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field, preferably with an emphasis on construction safety.

The ASSE 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 32,000 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 go to www.asse.org.
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