The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSEF) has announced the scholarships now available for the 2001-02 academic year for undergraduates and graduates studying occupational safety and health.
Nearly $35,000 in annual scholarships are available for students pursuing a degree in safety engineering, safety management, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, fire safety, environmental safety, environmental health or other safety-related fields.
Specifics on how to apply and qualify for the scholarships can be found at the ASSEF website at http://www.asse.org/foundat.htm under scholarship program. Students applying for more than one scholarship should fill out only one application.
The foundation is accepting scholarship applications from now until Dec. 1, 2001, and the winners will be posted on the foundation''s Web site by April 1, 2002.
The undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing a degree in occupational safety include various UPS scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000; two $1,000 Marsh Risk Consulting scholarships and the Thomas F. Bresnahan Distinguished Service Award scholarship, a $2,000 award.
There are also three undergraduate scholarships and one graduate scholarship, each $3,375, from the Ford Motor Co., which is for women pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health.
Both the Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety, with a $1,000 award, and the James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship, $2,000, are for students pursuing a graduate degree in occupational safety and health.
Each year the foundation awards funds for applied safety research, scholarships, fellowships, internships and professional development.
by Virginia Foran