ASSP Chesapeake Chapter Professional Development Scholarships
The ASSP Chesapeake Chapter offers professional development scholarships to safety professionals for continuing education such as:
- Attending a professional education seminar or symposium
- Attending a professional development conference
- Supplementary college coursework
Applicants must be members in good standing of ASSP Chesapeake Chapter. Limit one professional development scholarship in any five-year period. Scholarships are for course registration and fees but not related travel expenses. Maximum award $1,000. Scholarship recipients must agree to present key concepts from their course at a Chapter meeting within 12 months after course completion.
Chesapeake Chapter ASSP Scholarships Available
Purpose & Goal of the Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) to:
- Seek out and encourage qualified and dedicated students on the undergraduate level to continue their education in the occupational health and safety field.
- Support and enhance quality safety education programs at an accredited college or university.
Funding and Award
- Funding will come from the Chesapeake Chapter ASSP as a single check paid to the college or University.
- Two $1000.00 scholarships to be awarded to the qualified recipients.
Criteria for the Award
- Must be enrolled in at least the second semester of a credited College or University in the Occupational Health and Safety Degree Program or a Certificate Program.
- Must have completed at least one semester of safety credit courses totaling 9 credits.
- Must be a Maryland resident.
- Must have an overall “B” academic average (i.e., 3.0 or better based on a 4.0 grading system).
- The application along with all the supporting documents including the Program Coordinator/Faculty Advisor Form must be submitted to the Chesapeake Chapter ASSP by email.
Email completed application and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
No later than September 30, 11:59 p.m., EDT.
- Download and submit the student application form.
- Provide an informal transcript from the college or university.
- Download and include the completed and signed Program Coordinator/Faculty Advisor form along with the recommendation letter on College University letterhead.
- Submit a type written essay, not to exceed 300 words, that includes:
- Why you are seeking a degree/certificate in occupational health and safety.
- A brief description of current activities (e.g., academically, work and/or community based activities) and how they may relate to your prospective career in occupational health and safety.
- Description of why you should be awarded this scholarship (i.e., career goals, financial need,etc.).
Definitions and Terms
- Undergraduate Level Program – Associate of Arts or Bachelors of Science Degree
- College or University: Any accredited college or university. Community colleges are included within this definition.
- Course work: May include either on‐campus courses or on‐line courses offered by an accredited College or University.
- Safety Credit Courses: Courses offered for academic credit consisting of Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene and/or Environment Health and Safety.
- Associated Course: Courses of basic science that may include is fundamental basis of occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and environmental health, e.g., chemistry physics, math, engineering, math.
- Informal transcript: Document from the college or university indicating student information, courses taken, credit hours and grade points awarded. Does not have to be a sealed transcript.