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ASSEF, Washington Group Establish Safety Scholarship

Mon February 28, 2005 - National Edition
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Providing funds to benefit construction safety and health students, the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSEF) established the new Washington Group International Safety Scholarship program, due to the $5,500 contribution from Washington Group International Inc.

ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith D. Brock said, “We are proud of Washington Group International’s commitment to safety education and for creating this new scholarship to benefit future safety and health professionals in the construction industry.”

The Washington Group International Safety Scholarship program will annually award a $3,500 scholarship to an undergraduate pursuing a safety and health degree, with an emphasis in construction.

Applicants must be an ASSE student member, have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0, be currently enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and have completed at least 60 semester hours.

Special consideration will be given to students attending Central Missouri State University, Central Washington University, Colorado State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marshall University, Millersville University, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Murray State University, Oakland University, Pennsylvania State University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of Alabama-Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Students can submit their applications for scholarships to the ASSE Foundation from September through December each year.

Washington Group vice president of environmental safety and health, and ASSE professional member, Brad Giles said, “We are pleased to aid the ASSE Foundation in providing funds to students pursuing a degree in construction safety and health, and we look forward to awarding the first scholarship this June at ASSE’s annual conference in New Orleans.”

Washington Group International Inc. provides integrated engineering, construction and management solutions for businesses and governments worldwide.

With approximately 27,000 employees at work in more than 40 states and 30 countries, the company provides professional, scientific, management and development services in more than two dozen major markets.

Chartered in 1990, the ASSE Foundation is committed to ensuring the future of the occupational safety and health profession by providing financial resources to individuals and organizations.

Funding for the Foundation comes from corporations and voluntary donations from ASSE members –– individually and through chapters nationwide –– for applied safety research, scholarships, fellowships, internships and professional development.

For more information, call 847/699-2929 or visit www.asse.org/foundat.htm.