Diversity in Safety Scholarship Funded by Chemours
The National Safety Council's Diversity in Safety Scholarship Program is committed to building a workforce of occupational, safety and health professionals that best reflects the various cultures and ethnicities represented in the U.S. workforce.
NSC launched the Diversity in Safety Scholarship Funded by Chemours to foster diversity and support the emergence of a more inclusive generation of safety professionals. Five academic scholarships will be awarded to people of color pursing an undergraduate degree at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions to help jumpstart their careers in safety. The Scholarship provides a $5,000 tuition award, renewable up to four years.
- $5,000 annual academic scholarship to support post-secondary education in Occupational Safety and Health Technology, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety, and other STEM and accredited degree programs approved by the NSC Scholarship Advisory Committee
- Renewable for up to four years
- Free registration and annual travel stipend to the NSC Safety Congress & Expo, one of the largest conferences focused on safety, and participate in NSC educational opportunities
- Free access to NSC Webinars
- Informational interviews and internships with safety leaders
- Access to additional skills trainings and certifications to support safety-related education
- Connections to employers seeking safety professionals
Scholarship Rules and Guidelines
Eligibility is based on the following:
- Freshman attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
- Students entering as freshman or currently enrolled as a freshman
- BIPOC individuals who are seeking post-secondary education in Occupational Safety and Health Technology, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety, and other STEM and accredited degree programs approved by the NSC Scholarship Advisory Committee (may be received for up to four years)
- Recipient must sign an acceptance agreement stipulating use of funds for tuition
- Award checks are sent to the university
- The award may be prorated if the recipient is not a full-time student
- Applications are accepted at Submittable.com. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted.
Application and Selection
To be considered, applications must:
- Be submitted online by April 1, 2024
- Include a letter of recommendation. Up to three letters of recommendations can be submitted
- Finalists will be notified mid to late April 2024 and will be asked for additional information, verification of claims and to supply transcripts. Finalists must also pass a media review.
- NSC staff and volunteers will have access to the information provided on all applications. Completion of an application does not guarantee a scholarship award
For more information about the NSC Congress & Expo, visit congress.nsc.org.
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NSC DE&I Commitment Statement
At NSC, we demonstrate our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through our culture and our values. Our culture embraces all people regardless of ancestry, color, national origin, race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.* We boldly empower our team to model respect and dignity. We find impactful opportunities for growth and development. We create a safe environment that includes mental, physical, psychological, and emotional protections. To be NSC is to deliver our mission by working together — our employees, members, and stakeholders — in such a way that everyone feels a sense of belonging
We believe that you can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.