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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Grants, Student Loans, & Fellowships

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation was founded in 1990 by the American Society of Safety Engineers. The purpose of the foundation is to advance the development, research, and education on safety and health.

ASSE Foundation is dedicated in supporting the safety and health profession through three key initiatives. The first initiative promotes future safety and health professionals by offering a number of scholarships, internships, and fellowships to financially assist students pursuing a degree in safety and health studies. In addition, some awards are designed for faculty for their dedication to the field of safety and health studies. The second initiative is conducting applied safety research by supporting all research efforts, and publishing results to help prevent accidents and illnesses. The final initiative is expanding accreditation of the safety and health curriculum by offering funding, and guiding the institutions who are seeking ASSE/ABET accreditation.

The scholarship program at ASSE Foundation is a funded by a variety of corporations, ASSE Regions and Chapters, and individual members who strongly believe in supporting the safety and health field, as well as the environmental profession. This article provides a detailed listing of the ASSE Foundation’s scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students.

Scholarships Offered by the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation

The ASSE Foundation offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered for any of the following awards, fill out and complete an application—you may use the same application to apply for both graduate and undergraduate scholarships. If you are a part-time student and would like to apply for a scholarship, you must be an ASSE member (either a general or a professional member) to be considered. Completed applications should be mailed to: ASSE Foundation, Attn: Adele Gabanski, 1800 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL 60018. Note: Official transcripts can be mailed separately.

Here are some scholarships offered:

Undergraduate Awards

America Responds Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship awards $1,000 to one full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, or related field. Applicants must be a United States citizen to apply.

ASSE Construction Safety Scholarship: This scholarship awards $1,000 to one full-time student majoring in safety and health, or a related field. Preference is given to students with an emphasis in construction safety.

ASSE Diversity Committee Scholarship: This award is open to students pursuing any discipline, including occupational safety and health. One recipient is awarded $1,000.

BCSP—John Russell Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one qualifying full-time student majoring in safety and health, or a related field in the amount of $1,000.

CCHEST Scholarship: This award is open to full-time students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health. Amount awarded is $1,000.

CNA Foundation Scholarship: Two awards are available for students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program with a major in occupational safety and health, or related field. Amount award is $4,650 each.

David Iden Memorial Scholarship: Four $5,250 awards, plus a conference opportunity are available to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in occupational safety and health, or related field.

Flatiron Construction Safety Scholarship: This award offers one $4,650 scholarship to a full-time student majoring in occupational safety and health. Preference is given to students with a concentration in construction safety.

Gulf Coast Past President’s Scholarship: This award offers two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health, or related field. General or professional ASSE membership is required for part-time students applying for this award.

Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a natural born U.S. student citizen pursuing a major in safety and health, or a related field.

Kennith D. Brock Distinguished Service Award Scholarship: One $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualifying student majoring in safety and health, or related field.

Liberty Mutual Scholarship: This scholarship awards two $4,500 scholarships and the chance to attend the Safety Conference. Safety and health majors or related majors are eligible.

Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship: One $1,500 award is given to a student enrolled in an ASAC/ABET accredited safety program.

Marsh Risk Consulting Scholarship: This scholarship awards $1,000 to a full-time student majoring in safety and health, or a related field.

PDC Scholarship: Administered by Practice Specialty Group, this scholarship awards up to $1,200 to two qualifying students. Scholarship includes complementary admission to the ASSE Professional Development Conference as well as airfare, meal allowances, and hotel accommodations.

Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship: This scholarship offers one $3,000 award to a bilingual (Spanish-English) student majoring in safety and health, or related field at an accredited ASAC/ABET safety program.

UPS Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship offers two awards in the amount of $5,250 each to minority students who are U.S. citizens, pursuing an undergraduate degree in safety and health, or related field. Complementary conference opportunity may apply with this award.

URS Safety Scholarship: One $5,000 scholarship is available to qualifying students attending an accredited safety program. Applicants also have the opportunity to attend the Safety Conference. A paid internship along with a living expense allowance is included with this award.

Graduate Awards

Graduate awards are designed for full-time students enrolled in a graduate program for occupational safety and health, or a related field.

James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate student interested in an occupational safety and health career, or closely related field.

Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety: This scholarship awards $1,000 to a female student pursuing a career in occupational safety and health, or related field. Student membership with ASSE is not required.

American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Scholarships: Things to Note

Start early. ASSE Foundation offers a variety of scholarships you wouldn’t want to miss any opportunities.

Some scholarships have state-specific or university-specific priorities which determine who receives the award. Be sure to read all requirements and preferences to determine the best award for you. For a complete listing of these awards, check out the ASSE Foundation website. Example: Central Indiana ASSE Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship: Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship: This award is designed for one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree. Amount awarded is $1,000. Preference is given to Oregon or Washington state residents attending a U.S. institution, or non-residents attending an institution in Oregon or the state of Washington.

ASSE Foundation also offers Professional Development Grants, as well as PhD Fellowships. Check the ASSE Foundation website for a complete listing.

Contact Information for American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation

American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation
Customer Service
1800 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
PH: (847) 699-2929
FAX: (847) 768-3434
www.asse.org/foundation/#

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