PARK RIDGE, Illinois — Thanks to a growing group of generous donors, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is celebrating a record year by awarding more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants to 117 individuals seeking advancement in the occupational safety and health profession. This year’s distribution tops the Foundation’s previous record of $303,665 in 2017.
“The Foundation is highly appreciative of the ASSE member community for its tremendous support,” said ASSE Foundation Chair Dave Crowley, CSP, CHMM, STS. “Thanks to all of our donors, we were able to increase scholarship and grant funding by an incredible 24 percent this year. We are thrilled to help so many people realize their goals of continuing education in the safety and health profession.”
Specifically, $349,500 in scholarships was awarded to 90 students pursuing occupational safety and health degrees at 43 schools and universities across the country. Another $28,425 in professional education grants was earmarked for 27 professionals looking to expand their knowledge base through certifications, conferences and seminars, and college coursework.
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Several new awards for 2018 were made possible by ASSE chapters including the Southern Colorado Chapter, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, and Snake River Chapter. In addition, 45 more scholarships and grants are supported by ASSE chapters and regions. New corporate donors Georgia Pacific and American Contractors Insurance Group joined longtime donors such as Applications International Corporation, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Bechtel Corporation, CNA, Liberty Mutual Insurance and UPS. New scholarships and grants were established this year by Eddie Greer, Mike and Judy Thompson, Rick Pollock and Diana Stegall.
“The ASSE Foundation plays a key role in the professional and educational growth of occupational safety leaders while supporting programs that expand the knowledge of the entire safety community,” Crowley said. “It’s only because of the generosity of our donors that we can provide such valuable resources.”
The ASSE Foundation – the charitable arm of ASSE that was chartered in 1990 – receives contributions from society members and their families, its chapters, regions, common interest groups, and corporations motivated to support the occupational safety and health profession. It has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants, helping more than 1,300 students and professionals. The ASSE Foundation provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development and research. For more details on the ASSE Foundation and its programs, visit foundation.assp.org.
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For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Professionals has been at the forefront of helping occupational safety and health professionals protect people and property. The nonprofit society is based in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Its global membership of over 37,000 professionals covers every industry, developing safety and health management plans that prevent deaths, injuries and illnesses. ASSP advances its members and the safety profession through education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community. Its flagship publication, Professional Safety, is a longtime leader in the field. Visit www.assp.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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