Occupational Health and Safety Scholarships
Scholarships Offer Degrees and Professional Development
The field of Occupational Health and Safety has exploded with opportunity and specialization in the last decade. Industry and business environments may pose inherent dangers to employees and the public. Professionals in the field of occupational safety and health work for the safety of all by employing best practices, instituting safety procedure, educating employees in correct use of equipment and tools and by providing required safety equipment and emergency procedures.
If you are interested in occupational safety you should know that many of the scholarships and educational opportunities are associated with professional development. Courses are offered at national conferences and at workforce training centers. While there are some colleges and universities that offer full degree or certificate programs, it is not commonplace.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) sponsors quite a few scholarships for professional development and for students. The list includes:
- The America Responds Scholarship offers up to $1,000 for a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree in occupational health and safety.
- Arizona student members of the ASSE may apply for the Arizona Chapter Scholarship. Award amount is $1,000.
- The ASSE Construction Safety Scholarship and the Bechtel Scholarship for Safety and Health both award students in occupational health and safety with an emphasis on construction safety.
- Up to $3,000 is available from the Liberty Mutual Scholarship program.
The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety funds scholarships for student/professionals who wish to pursue courses through the Public Health Institute. Students enrolled in the certificate program for Occupational Health.
Students and professionals in Occupational health and safety may qualify for training scholarships. The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety funds the awards.
The Maynard Spence Foundation Scholarship recognizes students specializing in construction safety through the Occupational Health and Safety program at Georgia Tech. The scholarship covers tuition for associated courses that lead to a certificate.
The Michigan Safety Conference sponsors scholarships that encourage student education Occupational Health and Safety. Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a Michigan resident. Recipient is expected to be involved in the organization. Amount of award varies depending on funding.
The American Public Health Association offers scholarships to students in efforts to encourage student membership and to promote the profession. The APHA scholarship covers conference fees and cost of materials.