Course(s) Offered: Safety, Health, Environment
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: ASSE Foundation
Country to Study in: USA
The ASSE Foundation exists to provide programs that advance the safety profession. It exists because safety matters - for workers, for families, and for the future of our world.
ASSE awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health, and the environment.
If your degree is not an Occupational safety and health (OS&H) degree, and you desire to obtain any of the ASSE scholarships award, it is your responsibility to make the case in your student narrative for why your studies are relevant to ASSE's mission of guiding the safety profession forward.
Non-U.S. citizens are eligible for all of ASSE scholarships except: the America Responds Memorial Scholarship, the UPS Diversity Scholarship and the Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship.
To apply to any of the awards, ASSE membership is not required, but it is strongly preferred. [A one-year student member costs only $15 and is a worthwhile investment.]
Students applying for Foundation undergraduate or graduate must graduate in May 2014 or later.
You must have completed 60 semester hours (prior to the December 1, 2013 deadline) and be enrolled in at least 12 or more semester hours of a safety degree program (or closely-related field) to be eligible for most of the undergraduate scholarships. If you are a part-time student, you must be enrolled in at least 3-11 undergraduate level semester hours.
Full-time students: You must be enrolled in nine (9) graduate level semester hours or more.
Part-time students: You must be enrolled in at least 3-8 graduate level semester hours or more.
Enrolled to begin a graduate program but have no GPA or transcript:
Please submit your official enrollment letter from a safety-related graduate degree program as well as an in-progress fall 2013 transcript. Make sure you have at least nine graduate credits in-progress. Don’t forget to include transcripts from your undergraduate program.
Citizens of ALL countries (i.e both US and non-US nationals) are eligible
All institutions of higher learning in the United States;
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), USA.
Fields of study
All courses majoring in OS&H and the environment and closely related degrees like industrial hygiene or occupational health nursing.
If your degree is not specifically an OH&S degree, you are still eligible but it is your responsibility in your application to make the case to the ASSE Scholarship Award & Selection Committee about why your program or your focus relates to their mission.
Number of awards
Several awards, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, are given out each year
Scholarships and grants are a one-time financial contribution toward your program
In 2014, ASSE will award more than $200,000 to OS&H students and professionals through their scholarships and grants program.
Method of Application
You do NOT need to fill out more than one application if you want to apply for more than one scholarship. By completing the 'Online Application', you will automatically be considered for all awards.
Also note that there are NO separate applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarship programs. You apply for both using one combined 'Online Application Form'.
Remember to upload ALL your transcripts. If you are applying for a graduate scholarship, include your undergraduate transcripts. If you have taken coursework at multiple universities, make sure your transcripts confirm ALL safety coursework you’ve taken.
Please review the 'Frequently Asked Questions' (found on the official website via link below) before you fill out the application.
You will be required to submit transcripts from every university you have attended.
You will be required to provide an academic letter of recommendation.
You will be required to fill out a short answer section.
You must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and (if applicable) a 3.5 graduate GPA.
To apply for ASSE membership:
Contact ASSE's Customer Service Department at 847-699-2929 or visit ASSE online at www.asse.org/membership/becomeamember.php.
Deadline for submitting the application is December 1, 2013 by 11:30 p.m.
All applications will be reviewed by the ASSE Foundation Scholarship Award & Selection Committee. Award recipient will be notified and announced on the Foundation's website in April 2014.
If your degree is not specifically an OH&S degree, it is your responsibility to make the case to the scholarship committee about why your program or your focus relates to ASSE mission.
You should make the case in the narrative section, calling attention to safety-related coursework, involvement with an ASSE student chapter, work experience, etc. If applicable, your letter of recommendation should also help you make the case. Demonstrating a vested interest in safety will deem you eligible for ASSE scholarships.
Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.
If you have any questions, please review the available information on undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships, and 'Frequently Asked Questions' (found on the official website via link below) before contacting the Foundation.
Application Deadline: 1 December 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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