ASSP Foundation Awards $251,000 in Scholarships and Grants
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is awarding $251,000 in academic scholarships and career development grants to 133 individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals in the occupational safety and health profession.
The 2022 awards include more than $225,000 in academic scholarships for 100 graduate and undergraduate students preparing for or supplementing their occupational safety and health careers at 48 colleges and universities. The ASSP Foundation is awarding more than $25,000 in career development grants to 33 safety students and professionals who are working to advance their careers through certification, conference attendance and similar learning opportunities. Career development grants will continue to be awarded throughout the year.
Several corporate donors support the awards, including the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Canadian National Railway Corporation, Draeger, FabEnCo, Google, Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council, Liberty Mutual Insurance, L’Oréal, Texas Safety Foundation and UPS. Additionally, more than 100 ASSP chapters, common interest groups, practice specialties and members support the scholarship and grant programs every year.
The ASSP Foundation – the charitable arm of ASSP chartered in 1990 – promotes occupational safety and health as a career choice. It works to build a sustainable talent pipeline to make all industries safer worldwide with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Programs and services are solely supported by charitable donations from the ASSP community and corporations motivated to support the profession.
The ASSP Foundation has invested more than $5 million into the occupational safety and health community to develop opportunities for career guidance, education and leadership development. The charitable effort is designed to attract new individuals to the profession as well as enhance the knowledge and skills of current safety students and professionals.
For more information, visit https://foundation.assp.org.
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