Competition Open for Health and Safety Scholarship

October 21, 2015 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. This annual, national scholarship 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.

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 scholarship, 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.

Application rules, criteria and other guidelines for the scholarship can be found at Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2016 and the winners will be announced during Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week in May 2016.

Quick Facts

  • The CCOHS Council of Governors established this scholarship fund in 2002 in memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.
  • At Mr. Martin's request, donations in his memory are received by CCOHS, and used to maintain a scholarship in his name.

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