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American Society of Safety Engineers Chapters Donate Thousands Toward Occupational Safety & Health Scholarships and Professional Development Grants
Des Plaines, IL (August 9, 2007) — In an effort to support education and research in the occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, more than 20 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) chapters recently donated funds to the ASSE Foundation totaling nearly $53,000. These contributions will fund scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the SH&E or related fields and professional development grants for ASSE members advancing their professional credentials

Funding newly established scholarship programs were ASSE’s Heart of America Chapter in Kansas City, MO with $10,000, the Oklahoma City Chapter with $6,000, and the ASSE New England Area Chapters with $5,600. The ASSE Arizona Chapter and the Middle Tennessee Chapter both donated $5,000 to expand their current scholarship programs. ASSE North Florida Chapter donated $2,500 to their scholarship fund and the Houston-based ASSE Gulf Coast Chapter donated $1,500 for a new professional development grant fund.

A donation of $3,000 came from the ASSE Chesapeake Chapter with half designated to the James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship Fund and half to the newly established PDC Scholarship Program. The ASSE Colorado Chapter donated $2,000 to the ASSE Region II Scholarship and the Hawaii Chapter also donated $2,000.
The ASSE Minneapolis-based Northwest Chapter; the Beaumont, TX-based Sabine Neches Chapter; and the Long Island Chapter all donated $1,500 each to the general fund. The New York City-based Metropolitan Chapter also donated $1,500, designating the award for the America Responds Memorial Scholarship. A gift of $1,000 toward the general Foundation scholarship fund was donated each by the ASSE St. Louis Chapter; the Norfolk, VA-based Greater Tidewater Chapter; the Southwest Chicago-based Three Rivers Chapter; and the Fairfax, VA-based NOVA Chapter.

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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