What are the “SAFE” Award scholarships?
Annually, the Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. provides scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate college students. The scholarships are referred to as the Scholastic Achievement for Education Awards, or “SAFE” Awards.
Degree of Study:- Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program for occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or a related field.
An applicant must submit all of the following:
Two (2) letters of academic recommendation relative to the degree program.
A letter from the department chair or faculty advisor attesting to the applicant’s admission into one of the degree programs specified above.
An original essay which describes the applicant’s career goals and future intentions relative to the profession of occupational safety and health or industrial hygiene. The essay must be two (2) to four (4) pages in length and double-spaced.
Original, certified transcripts for all institutions attended and coursework completed. Photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted.
Application Documentation Requirements
Applications are accepted from January 21 until midnight February 28. Applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than midnight February 28.
All documentation must be sent together in one (1) package, except transcripts which may be sent separately.
Applications must be mailed to:
ATTN: SAFE Award
P.O. Box 4087
Frankfort, KY 40604-4087
Application documentation will be invalid if it is incomplete or received late and will not be considered for an award. In such cases, applicants will not be notified.
SAFE Award recipients will be announced and contacted by April 30. Recipients are formally recognized in May at the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition. Recipients are encouraged to attend. The monetary award will be provided to the department chair, or designated representative, prior to the upcoming semester. Students wishing to use their SAFE Award for summer courses must notify KSHN as soon as possible upon enrolling for the summer term.KSHN will withhold the award if a recipient does not return to school or changes to a degree program not eligible for a SAFE Award. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.