HAMILTON, ON (September 23, 2014) – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree.
"CCOHS is eager to invest in the next generation of safety leaders,” said Steve Horvath, President and CEO at CCOHS. “This scholarship will help students pursue their career goals and that makes me confident about the future of occupational health and safety in Canada,” he said.
Two scholarships worth $3000 each will be awarded to one winning university student and one winning college student. A $500 award will also be provided to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.
To apply for the award, post-secondary students are invited to submit a 1000 -1200 word essay on one of two topics related to occupational health and safety. Essays will be judged on the intellectual content, the practical and theoretical value and the presentation and style. Entry deadline for the Dick Martin Scholarship Award is January 31, 2015.
Application rules, criteria and other guidelines for the Dick Martin Scholarship Award can be found at www.ccohs.ca/scholarship/entries. Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2015 and the winners will be announced during Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week in May 2015.