PARK RIDGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation set a new record in 2015 by granting $273,000 in scholarships to 108 students pursuing college degrees, and safety professionals furthering their credentials, in occupational, safety and health, at universities across the country.
The ASSE Foundation receives contributions from ASSE members, their families, Society Chapters and Regions and corporations motivated to support the occupational, safety and health profession. Overall, 92 scholarships were awarded to students representing 45 US-based universities, and 20 professional grants were awarded to safety professionals wishing to advance their credentials in the occupational safety and health profession.
“We are thrilled to be able to award these scholarships and grants through the generous contributions of our donors,” said ASSE Foundation Board Chair Alexi Carli. “In particular, the Foundation would like to thank Applications International Corporation (AIC) for its $250,000, three-year commitment to funding Impact Scholarships.”
In 2015, AIC’s gift will fund five Impact Scholarships: one at $15,000 and five at $10,000. The scholarships will be awarded to students that have served in the military and are pursuing a safety degree at a school with an ABET-accredited safety program.
Other awards, which range in amounts from $1,000 to $6,000, offer students and professionals the support to advance their education. Scholarship applications are open to students earning occupational safety and health 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.
Scholarship recipients may be found here: http://www.asse.org/foundation/scholarships/2015/.
Grant recipients may be found here: http://www.asse.org/foundation/grants/2015/.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development, research opportunities, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.
Founded in 1911, the Park Ridge-based ASSE has more than 37,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members from around the globe who lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org/newsroom.