Impacting Lives

Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 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, more than 100 scholarships and grants are awarded each year. Check out the list of individuals supported through the 2019-2020 program!

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.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020-2021 ASSP Foundation Academic Scholarship and Professional Education Grant Programs are closed. Those who completed applications prior to the extended January 1, 2021 deadline will be notified of award status by May 15, 2021.

Occupational Safety and Health Students: Academic Scholarships

For OSH students in need of financial support for university and college courses. Review program frequently asked questions for additional information.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professionals: Professional Development Grants

For OSH professionals in need of financial support in order to attend professional development courses, non-OSH-related college coursework (MBA, Accounting, Leadership Studies, etc.), or for certification support (prep, exam, materials). Review program frequently asked questions for additional information.

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

Key Dates

Sep 15
Jan 1
May 15
Online Application Open
Application Due
Awards Announced