Thursday, August 28, 2014

ASSE Foundation Scholarship & Grant Program Opens Sept.1, 2014, More Than $250,000 Available

Working on laptop outdoors. Cropped image of female student workASSE Foundation's 2015 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program is available to students pursing degrees in occupational safety and health, and to safety professional working to advance their professional credentials. The Foundation will award more than $250,000 in 2015.

“The Foundation’s scholarship and grant program has grown significantly over the past 20 years,” said ASSE Foundation Board Chair, Alexi Carli from UPS. “We’re extremely excited to be a part of a growing number of students and professionals’ educations by facilitating these amazing opportunities. These scholarships and grants change lives not only for award recipients, but also individuals whose workplace is made safer by their actions.”

New this year are several awards including the Nick D. Yin Scholarship, the first global-oriented scholarship intended for students from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau studying in the United States.  In addition, SafeStart and UL join the Foundation’s program lineup with generous awards for students. Texas Safety Foundation has increased their funding to add a new scholarship and two new professional education grants are available from the ASSE Greater Boston and Oklahoma City chapters. 

Last but not least, the Foundation introduces a new category of awards titled Impact Scholarships. These awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 and are designed to cover a substantial portion of a student’s tuition, offering significant support during their education. The Foundation thanks Applications International Corporation for being the first to fund these special awards. 

To apply, visit between Sept. 1, 2014 and Dec. 1, 2014. Award recipients will be notified and announced on the Foundation’s website on April 1, 2015. Before submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions to be sure they qualify.