Scholarship FAQs


No, Please check back with us after you have been offered a degree programme in the higher institution and we recommend you become involved in OSHAssociation Student Chapter as soon as possible and start building your resume for future opportunities.

The core degrees would be those in occupational safety, health, and environment. If your degree is not specifically an OHS degree, you are still eligible to apply for our scholarships. If you do, it is your responsibility in your application to make the case to our committee about why your programme or your focus relates to our mission. You should make the case in the narrative section, calling attention to safety-related coursework, involvement with an OSHAssociation Student Chapter, work experience, etc. If applicable, your letter of recommendation should also help you make the case. Demonstrating a vested interest in safety will establish your eligibility for our scholarships, the above points may help your scholarship approval.

Yes. Very necessary, at least one letter of recommendation from any recongnised corporate organization is required. Letters are an important piece of the review and scoring of applications, so you are highly encouraged to request up to three letters of recommendations, if possible. The letter (s) will give you an advantage.

Before you apply for the scholarship, take your time and find out your level of interest and passion for the safety profession; thoughtfully and clearly answer the question. A big part of how applicants are rated comes from how reality is your passion for the profession. Scholarship Committees are looking for your passion for the profession. Be specific. This is the time to show your seriousness and commitment even as a student! The important factors and questions include:
• What made you to have interest in safety education
• Purpose of request and exact, itemized amount needed.
• What are your career goals and how will this scholarship help you achieve more?
• What roles or leadership positions have you taken within the safety community?
• Describe your financial need and reason for requesting this scholarship
• How will the professional education you’re seeking increase your business acumen in the business side of the safety profession.

Every application shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee Members of the OSHAssociation Foundation. The Committee awards scores to each application based on the points and fasts, approval is granted.
The Committee will assess the applications based on:

  • The level of your commitment in promoting safety in your community with proofs
  • Academic performance and training acquired on health and safety or related field
  • Proof of Leadership in OSHAssociation activities or the broader safety community by working with other safety institutions.
  • Self motivations for entering the field and how you plan on achieving your goals as an OSH professional.
  • Letters of recommendation that speak to the above aspects (at least one required, but get up to three if you can!)
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Generally, grants are intended for OS&H professionals continuing their education via seminars, conferences, certification, etc. Students may be eligible for a grant if they are enrolled part-time and currently working in an OS&H or related field.

Otherwise, if you are a full-time student or do not work in an OS&H field, consider applying to the Scholarship Programme instead.

Yes, all of our professional education scholarships are available to non-UK citizens.

OSHAssociation membership is not required, but may be an advantage.

To obtain an application for membership, contact the Membership Unit for assistance via membership@oshassociation.org

Scholarship Award recipients will be notified through the email address provided. In addition, the award recipients’ names will be posted on the OSHAssociation website.

No. In most cases, scholarships are intended for students attending a university full-time or part-time. Professional education grants are intended professionals working in the EH&S industry taking a college course, attending a conference, or working on safety related certification.

If you have any questions on which programme you should apply to, please contact scholarship@oshassociation.org


No, we are using one combined online application form. Please fill out the areas relevant to your status and submit.

No, you must complete and submit your application online, unless if the application portal is not functioning, students can submit their documents to scholarship@oshassociation.org

Official transcripts are strongly preferred but not required. Remember to upload ALL your transcripts. If you are applying for a graduate scholarship, include your undergraduate transcripts. If you have taken coursework at multiple universities, make sure your transcripts confirm ALL safety coursework you’ve taken.

Award recipients will be notified by mail and email. You can expect to receive a check directly or through the regional office/chapter. You will not be contacted if you are not selected for an award. However, you can log into the application and check the status of your application at any time.

No. In most cases, scholarships are intended for students attending a university full-time or part-time. Professional education grants are intended for professionals working in the OSH industry taking a college course, attending a conference, or working on safety related certification. If you have any questions on which program you should apply to, please contact us on scholarship@oshassociation.org


OSHAssociation membership is not required, but preferred and in most cases OSHAssociation Students Members will receive priority. For student membership information, contact membership@oshassociation.org

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