Today’s students will be tomorrow’s safety professionals and ensuring their success is key to improving workplace safety worldwide. The Foundation has helped thousands of students in their educations by providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year and improving the strength of OSH programs through ABET accreditation.
Since 1990, the ASSE Foundation has provided more than $1.6M+ in scholarships to more than 500 OSH students. With your help, we provide these programs to advance the safety profession. We exist because safety matters - for workers, for families, and for the future of our world.
We are currently not accepting applications at this time. Information on how to apply for the 2016 Academic Scholarship Program will be made available on or around September 1, 2015.
Scholarship awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health, and the environment. Applications are accepted September 1 through December 1 every year and must be submitted online. After applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s Scholarship Award & Selection Committee, awards are disbursed to recipients the following April.The following prerequisites are necessary to apply for a scholarship:
Every day, thousands of ASSE members strive to protect their fellow workers in order for millions to return home in the same condition they arrived. But we know workplace deaths occur at a rate of twelve fatalities every day in the United States alone. As dedicated and compassionate professionals, we established the Family Scholarship Fund to support the families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident.
The Family Scholarship Fund, open to spouses and children, will provide college funding to minimize the financial impact of their loss while encouraging continuing education. This will allow us to assist families in achieving educational goals, crucial for long-term stability.
Men and women who die as a result of workplace tragedy remain in our hearts. Their memories stay with us as we do our work, and we will not forget them or their families.
If scholarships and safety matters to you, please donate to the ASSE Foundation.
Accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met certain standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their professions. Occupational, safety and health academic accreditation typically involves an external quality review by a team of professional experts from academe or industry who volunteer to contribute their professional knowledge and experience to quality assurance and improvements for education. Students who graduate from accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in employment; licensure, registration and certification; graduate education and global mobility. Accredited status is not permanent and has to be renewed through periodic review.
The ASSE Foundation helps universities and colleges seeking ABET accreditation of OSH programs through the James A. Oppold Fund. Mr. Oppold, PhD and CSP, was actively involved with ABET, ASSE and OSHA. The goal of this fund encourages educational institutions to obtain ABET accreditation by providing near matching funds in order to continue to advance the OSH profession.
ABET Accreditation improves the education experience, uses best practices and innovation, and is guided by industry, government and academic constituents. If this program and safety matters to you, please donate now.