For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
UPS Continues Support of Safety Education Through Grant to American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
Des Plaines, IL (February 7, 2007) — American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Foundation recently received a generous donation of $35,000 from Georgia-based United Parcel Service (UPS) continuing its support of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) education through the ASSE Foundation’s annual scholarship program.

UPS will award six scholarships this spring through the ASSE Foundation; four will be available for undergraduate junior or senior year students working towards a degree in SH&E and two UPS diversity scholarships for junior or senior year students from a minority ethnic background or racial group pursuing an undergraduate degree in SH&E. The scholarships range from $4,000 to $5,300 and will be named the David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarship.

Altogether, UPS has donated more than $296,000 to the ASSE Foundation since 1996, in its continued support of the SH&E profession.

ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith Brock said, “We are very grateful to UPS for its continued support of the ASSE Foundation by investing in the education of students pursuing degrees in safety and health and for contributing to the development of the future of the health and safety profession.”

Students can submit their applications for scholarships to the ASSE Foundation from September through December 1st each year. Applicants must be full-time students pursuing a B.S. in occupational safety and health or a related field. Applicants must be student members of ASSE, have a GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 system, have a good academic standing, and be recommended by a safety faculty member.

Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, the UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its support will impact social concerns, such as safety and health. UPS is the world's largest express carrier and package delivery company; serving more than 200 countries and territories with 360,000 employees nationwide.

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 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 30,000 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 check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.
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