James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1, 2020

Tuesday
Awarded By:

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S students.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  3. Must enroll full time (nine hours or more) at an accredited four-year college or university.
  4. Must pursue a degree in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field. Examples of a closely related field are industrial and environmental engineering, other science degrees, and possibly business. In these cases, the student needs to make a strong case he/she is committed to safety through his/her completion of elective courses, personal statement, faculty recommendation, involvement with the ASSE student chapter, work experience, etc.
  5. Must be enrolled in a graduate program but not graduating before May.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and enroll for nine credit hours or more.

Application requirements for the James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay (2)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: The James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship requires that the applicant to be an ASSE Student Member. If the student is not already an ASSE member, he/she may apply for membership at time of scholarship application. The membership costs $15 per year. To apply for membership, the applicant must contact ASSE's Customer Service Department at 1-847-699-2929 or visit online at www.asse.org and select 'Membership', then 'Join'. The winners' names will be posted on the foundation's website on or around April 1.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Applications are available on the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) website. To find information about this award, the applicant should click on the 'ASSE Foundation' link. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: an official transcript with an official seal verifying good academic standing, completion of 60 semester hours or more, and his/her overall grade point average; responses to the two questions listed on the application; and a reference letter from a safety faculty member verifying the applicant's official enrollment in occupational safety and health or a closely related field, and his/her enrollment of nine credit hours or more. The applicant should also submit a narrative (300 words or less in length) attached to the application addressing the questions listed on the application. If the applicant has any questions regarding the application process, he/she should send an email to the email address provided (the applicant should not call ASSE). Applications must be completed online by 11:59 pm on the deadline date.
Contact: Matthew Sells
Address: 1800 E. Oakton St. Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

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