Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program.
To apply for the award, post secondary students are invited to submit a 1,000-1,200 word essay, cover letter and completed online application form.
Two awards of $3,000 each will be granted to one college and one university student.
An award of $500 will be granted to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.
Any student* enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety (OHS) related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to a certificate, diploma or degree in OHS. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety program.
*Student does not have to be Canadian however they need to must be enrolled in a Canadian school.
Note: CCOHS employees, children or relatives of employees are not eligible for this scholarship award.
Essay and Cover Letter will be judged on the following criteria:
- Word processed in a 12-point font, double-spaced.
- Word count must be included.
- Pages must be numbered.
- Essays must include a bibliography.
- Applicant’s name must not NOT appear on any page of the essay.
Marks on the entire application package will be weighted as follows:
- Application – 15%
- Letter– 25%
- Essay – 60%
The Essay will be evaluated based on:
- Intellectual content (original, thought-provoking) – 50%
- Practical value – 20%
- Theoretical value – 20%
- Presentation and style – 10%
*Applications submitted with missing information from the list above will be evaluated as is.
All essays submitted become the property of CCOHS. Successful essays will be published by CCOHS and may be, along with information about the winners, shared widely through our web site, government agencies, and media.
Essays are to be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31st of each year. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.