ASSE Foundation Sets New Record for Scholarships & Grants

ASSE Foundation set a new record in 2016 by granting $275,000 in scholarships to 106 students pursuing college degrees and safety professionals who are furthering their credentials in OSH at universities across the country. The Foundation receives contributions from ASSE members, their families, Society Chapters and Regions and corporations motivated to support the OSH profession. Overall, 86 scholarships were awarded to students representing 44 U.S.-based universities, and 22 professional grants were awarded to safety professionals seeking to advance their OSH credentials.

“We are thrilled to be able to award these scholarships and grants through the generous contributions of our donors,” says ASSE Foundation Board Chair Michael Murray. “We are committed to strengthening the OSH profession by helping these groups advance their education and careers.”

The largest scholarships will be awarded by Applications International Corp. (AIC), now in the second year of its 3-year $250,000 Impact Scholarships. In 2016, AIC’s gift will fund six Impact Scholarships: one at $15,000 and five at $10,000, with a preference to those who have served in the military and are attending a school where the safety degree program is ABET-accredited.

The Foundation also welcomes new corporate donors to the program. ProcessMAP will award $5,000 to a student pursuing a master’s degree in OSH, while Southern Co. will award $5,000 to a student pursuing an OSH degree attending University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Other new awards supported by ASSE constituents include:

  • ASSE Past Presidents & Fellows Scholarship: $7,500
  • Veterans of Safety Scholarship: $1,000
  • Ph.D. Scholarship for Future Educators: $1,000
  • David V. MacCollum Visionary Scholarship: $1,000
  • Kyle B. Dotson Safety Leadership Grant: $1,500
  • WISE Professional Education Grant: $1,000

Other awards, which range in amounts from $1,000 to $7,500, offer students and professionals support in advancing their education. Scholarship applications are open to students earning OSH degrees who have completed at least 60 hours of safety-related coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Grant applications are open to anyone seeking additional professional education in the safety field.