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Washington Group International's Continued Commitment to Safety and Health Provides Full Learning Experience for Student
Des Plaines, IL (April 6, 2007) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation recently announced a continued partnership with Washington Group International, a leading engineering, construction and management solutions company based in Boise, Idaho. Washington Group recently donated $3,745 to support a safety scholarship program for 2007. In addition to the annual scholarship, the company will offer its scholarship recipient a summer internship and the opportunity to attend ASSE’s Safety 2007.
Billy W. McBride was recently selected as the 2007 Washington Group International Safety Scholarship recipient. Billy is an undergraduate studying industrial safety at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Ok. He will be presented with the award at the ASSE Safety 2007 Professional Development Conference (PDC) this June in Orlando, Fla.
ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith D. Brock, CSP, said, “The ASSE Foundation is proud to have the support of Washington Group International in providing a scholarship for a construction safety student and for raising the bar by providing Billy McBride with additional learning opportunities through a summer internship and a professional development conference experience.”
“It is important that we support the education of future safety and health professionals,” said Brad Giles, Washington Group’s vice president of Environmental, Safety and Health. “Their role in helping our company continue its industry-leading safety role is critical.”
The ASSE Foundation/Washington Group International Safety Scholarship program annually awards a $3,500 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.
Washington Group International provides the talent, innovation and proven performance to deliver integrated engineering, construction, and management solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with more than $3 billion in annual revenue, the company has approximately 25,000 people at work around the world providing solutions in power, environmental management, defense, oil and gas processing, mining, industrial facilities, transportation, and water resources. For more information, visit
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 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
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