UPS Diversity Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S students.
  2. Must enroll for 12 credit hours or more at an accredited four-year college or university.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  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 have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours or more at time of application, but must not be graduating before May.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  7. Must be of a minority ethnic or racial group.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. college juniors who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must be of a minority ethnic or racial group and must be a United States citizen. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the UPS Diversity Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Student must be of a minority ethnic or racial group and must be a U.S. citizen. Students may also be provided with the opportunity to attend a professional development conference related to safety. The ASSE UPS 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 the ASSE website 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: $5,250 annually, non-renewable. The winner may also be provided with the opportunity to attend a professional development conference related to safety.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

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 online application, the applicant must also submit the following: an official transcript 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 12 credit hours per semester or more. 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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