For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
American Society of Safety Engineers Boston and Indiana-Based Chapters Donate Funds Toward Occupational Safety & Health Scholarships
Des Plaines, IL (August 9, 2007) — Due to their ongoing commitment to occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) education, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Greater Boston and ASSE Central Indiana chapters recently donated nearly $60,000 to the ASSE Foundation toward undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students pursuing degrees in SH&E or related fields.

The ASSE Greater Boston Chapter donated more than $36,000 to increase their existing annual scholarship award from $1,000 to $2,000 and to add a second scholarship for $1,000 that will be awarded each year through the ASSE Foundation. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate occupational safety and health degree program or a closely related field; a member or immediate relative of a member of any ASSE chapter in New England including Greater Boston, Connecticut Valley, Granite State, Maine, Nutmeg or Worcester County; or a member of any ASSE student section in New England. There is no limit on the number of years award recipients can receive these scholarships.

In addition, $23,000 was donated by the ASSE Central Indiana Chapter to endow a $1,000 award. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate occupational safety and health degree program or a closely related field. Priority will be given to Indiana residents attending school in Indiana or anywhere in the U.S. or to non-residents attending an Indiana university.

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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