Impacting Lives

Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in academic scholarships and professional education grants to occupational safety and health students and professionals working towards their educational goals.

Thanks to the generosity of the safety community, nearly $328,000 in 130 scholarships and grants are awarded this year. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 scholarship and grant recipients!

Through the support of the ASSP Foundation scholarship and grant programs, more than 1,300 safety students and professionals have advanced their careers, including students like Misha Griffis, a recipient of an ASSP Foundation Scholarship, funded by Liberty Mutual. Learn how this scholarship impacted Misha's life.

Interested in making an immediate impact on the future of the profession, and building a legacy of support? Donate to the program of your choice through our online form.

ASSP Foundation Academic Scholarship Program

  • Academic scholarships are available for students within the occupational safety and health field, preparing for their careers or looking to supplement their careers with additional college coursework.
  • Applications for ASSP Foundation academic scholarships are accepted October 15, 2021–January 15, 2022.
  • Programs of study must be either directly related to the occupational safety and health field or will be utilized to support the occupational safety and health field. This can include a variety of degrees. If your degree is not directly related to occupational safety and health, you will be asked to clarify how you will be using your degree to support the field of occupational safety and health.
  • Academic scholarships are announced on or around May 15, 2022.
  • Find out more about the program by vising the frequently asked questions page.

Apply for Scholarships

ASSP Foundation Professional Education Grant Program

  • Professional education grants are available for individuals within the occupational safety and health field (either students or professionals) who need financial support for certification expenses, conference attendance, webinar attendance, workshop attendance, and similar professional development support.
  • College courses are not covered by the professional education grant program; applicants must use the scholarship application if requesting support for college courses.
  • Applications for ASSP Foundation professional education grants are accepted year-round, with awards made on a rolling basis, based on availability.
  • Find out more about the program by vising the frequently asked questions page.

Apply for Grants

Questions? email us at foundation@assp.org

  • ACIG Scholarship
  • Alaska Chapter Scholarship
  • America Responds Memorial Scholarship
  • Applications International Corporation Impact Scholarship
  • Archie Moore Scholarship
  • ASSP Construction Safety Scholarship
  • ASSP Diversity Committee Scholarship
  • BCSP Scholarship
  • BCSP Impact Scholarship
  • Bechtel Corporation Scholarship for Safety and Health
  • Bervin Hall Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by the Colorado Chapter)
  • Blacks in Safety Engineering Scholarship
  • Central Florida Chapter Scholarship
  • Central Indiana Jim Kriner Memorial Scholarship
  • CNA Scholarship
  • Columbia-Willamette Chapter President Scholarship
  • D. A. Weaver Scholarship
  • David V. MacCollum Visionary Scholarship sponsored by the Southern Arizona Chapter
  • Dr. Daniel Della-Giustina - Greater West Virginia Chapter Scholarship
  • Edgar Atzin Arizona Chapter ASSP Scholarship
  • FabEnCo - LaCook Investment for Safety Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health Scholarship
  • Four Corners Chapter Scholarship
  • Georgia Chapter Scholarship
  • Grainger Foundation Scholarship
  • Granberry, Fleming, & Ross Scholarship
  • Great Plaines Chapter Scholarship
  • Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship
  • Greater Boston Chapter Leadership Award
  • Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship
  • Gulf Coast Past President's Scholarship
  • Harold F. Polston Scholarship (sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter)
  • Harry Taback 9/11 Memorial Scholarship
  • Heart of America Chapter Scholarship
  • ISNetworld Scholarship
  • James Joseph Davis Scholarship (sponsored by Applications International Corporation)
  • James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship
  • Janet Sprickman Award (sponsored by the National Capital Chapter)
  • Keith Bain Scholarship (sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter)
  • Kittyhawk Educational Enhancement Scholarship
  • Kyle B. Dotson Leadership Scholarship
  • Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council Scholarship in honor of Craig Schroll & Jan Getz
  • Liberty Mutual Scholarship
  • Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship
  • Martha Greer Board Angels Memorial Scholarship
  • New England Area Future Leadership Award
  • New York City Chapter Scholarship
  • Nick D. Yin Scholarship
  • North Florida Chapter Safety Education Scholarship
  • Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship
  • Northern Ohio Chapter Scholarship
  • Oklahoma City Chapter Scholarship
  • Parsons Corporation Scholarship for Safety and Health
  • Permian Basin Chapter Endowment
  • PhD Scholarship for Future Educators
  • Philadelphia Chapter Scholarship
  • ProcessMAP Safety Scholarship
  • Puget Sound Chapter Martin Brown Memorial Scholarship
  • Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship
  • SafeStart Scholarship
  • Scott Dominguez - Craters of the Moon Chapter Scholarship
  • Scott Sewing Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Applications International Corporation)
  • Southern Company Scholarship
  • Southwest Chapter Roy Kinslow Scholarship
  • Steven F. Kane Memorial Scholarship
  • Texas Safety Foundation Charlie Darnell HSE Memorial Scholarship
  • Texas Safety Foundation Del Tally HSE Scholarship
  • Texas Safety Foundation George Gustafson HSE Memorial Scholarship
  • Texas Safety Foundation HSE Scholarship
  • The ASSP Past Presidents & Fellows Scholarship
  • Thomas W. Pollock Memorial Scholarship
  • Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety
  • UPS Diversity Scholarship
  • UPS Scholarship
  • Utah Chapter ASSP Scholarship
  • Veterans of Safety Scholarship
  • Warren K. Brown Scholarship
  • West Florida Chapter Scholarship
  • Western Pennsylvania ASSP Future Leaders Scholarship
  • William C. Ray, CIH, CSP Arizona Scholarship
  • Willie Piispanen, CSP Scholarship
  • WorkCare Safety & Health Scholarship
  • ASSP Global Reach Grant
  • Consultants Practice Specialties Professional Development Grant
  • Daniel Jay Snyder Professional Advancement Grant sponsored by SPAN International Training
  • Delmar & Betty Tally Professional Education Grant
  • Gabriel Alvarado Professional Education Grant (sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Rixio & Alejandra Medina)
  • Greater Boston Chapter Professional Education Grant
  • Gulf Coast Chapter Professional Education Grant
  • Hawaii Chapter Professional Education Grant
  • Mike & Judy Thompson Business of Safety Matters Professional Education Grant
  • New England Area Chapters Professional Education Grant
  • Oklahoma City Professional Education Grant
  • Pollock-Stegall Grant for Young Professionals
  • Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce Professional Education Grant
  • South Texas Chapter Professional Education Grant
  • Terrence M. Hennessy Professional Education Grant
  • Texas Safety Foundation Professional Education Grant
  • Thomas and Dorothy Reilly Professional Education Grant
  • Willie Piispanen Professional Education Grant
  • WISE Professional Education Grant

About the Program

The role of a safety professional is heavily based on science, technical knowledge, and a diverse set of skills. Colleges and universities often seek accreditation by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) to ensure the quality and professional rigor of their programs. Students who graduate from accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in employment; licensure, registration and certification; graduate education; and global mobility. The ASSE Foundation helps universities and colleges seeking ABET accreditation of OSH programs through the James A. Oppold Fund by providing funding for the accreditation process in order to advance the OSH profession.

How to Apply

College and university programs must submit a one- or two-page funding request to the Foundation by May 15. Download the application information packet to learn more about the contents of the proposal.

Apply for an ABET Accreditation Grant

To learn more about the ABET accreditation process visit the ABET website. For questions on grants, contact the Foundation at asspfoundation@assp.org or +1 847 699.2929.

  • East Carolina University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Marshall University
  • Millersville University
  • Montana Tech
  • Murray State University
  • Oakland University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Trinidad State Colorado
  • University of Central Missouri
  • The University of Findlay
  • University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • West Virginia University