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ASSP Foundation invites students and professionals to apply for $370,000 in aid

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation will accept scholarship and grant applications from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 for its annual disbursement of financial awards in 2019.

More than $370,000 is available through nearly 100 awards to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSP community.

Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, including full-time, part-time and international students studying in the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in an occupational safety or related degree program and have a grade point average of 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduates. Professional education grants are available to established safety professionals looking to further their careers through certification, college coursework, conference registration or similar learning opportunities.

“Our scholarship and grant program has helped hundreds of students and professionals advance their education and careers in a meaningful way,” said ASSP Foundation Chair Linda M. Tapp, CSP. “Our donors have consistently supported the occupational safety and health profession by contributing awards that range from $500 to $15,000. Their involvement every year demonstrates that safety careers are vital in helping to protect workplaces everywhere.”

Candidates must only complete one online application to be eligible for all available awards. Recipients are matched with the criteria set forth by the fund’s donor, and those selected will be notified in April.

“Your generosity has inspired me to help others, continue to work and study hard, and to eventually be able to help students reach their academic goals in the same way you are helping me,” said Slippery Rock University student Makenzie Herbinko, who previously received a $10,000 Bechtel Corporation Impact Scholarship to study safety management. She expects to graduate in 2019.

Scholarship and grant applicants can get more information on the program by reading frequently asked questions. Additional questions should be directed to the ASSP Foundation at or 847.699.2929.

The ASSP Foundation – the charitable arm of the Society 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 safety students and professionals. The ASSP Foundation provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development and research. For more details on the ASSP Foundation and its many programs, visit

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