HAMILTON, ON (October 2, 2012) – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 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.
“At the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, we believe that everyone should be empowered and have the knowledge, training and ability to be engaged in a healthy and safe workplace,” says Steve Horvath, President and CEO, CCOHS. “Through the Dick Martin Scholarship Award, we are pleased to help support winning students in their pursuit of higher education, in the hopes that they will become future leaders in the field of occupational health and safety.”
Two scholarships worth $3000 each will be awarded to one winning university student and one winning college student. This year, for the first time in the program’s 10-year history, 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, 2013.
Established in 2002 by the CCOHS Council of Governors, the Dick Martin Scholarship Award was created in recognition of Mr. Martin’s valuable contribution to CCOHS as one of its governors; his powerful voice for the rights of workers; his commitment to securing justice for working men and women; and, promoting action to protect people’s environments inside and outside the workplace.
More information about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award, including the online application form, is available on the CCOHS website.