Student Resources

This page is designed to assist the chapter student members (or prospective student members) with resources that will enable them to know and understand the profession, find means of financial support for their education, identify people who are available to mentor and assist them in their studies, and to find work once they graduate. Student members are encouraged to contact a chapter officer with questions.

About the Profession

The Environmental Safety and Health (EH&S) profession is an enriching and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of workers and in protecting the environment. Many EH&S professionals go beyond OSHA or EPA compliance and are often called upon to assist organizations in training workers, lowering operational costs, identify ways to increase production, lowering insurance premiums, and create cultures that ultimately affect the morale within the organization.

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is designed to educate the public and industry about the importance of environmental health and safety (EH&S) regulations, best practices, and professionals who work in the filed. NAOSH Week is a joint venture and partnership between ASSP and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) and other professional organizations.

To learn more about the ASSP and the benefits of becoming a member check out the Students page on the ASSP website.

Scholarship Opportunities

D.A. Weaver Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 9634
Colorado Springs, CO 80932-9634

In consideration of awarding scholarships to individuals who are interested in pursuing a degree or professional certification or degree in environmental, health and safety.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) remembers the contributions of safety engineer and Society Fellow, D.A. Weaver. In 1990, D.A. Weaver was named a “Fellow” of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). In 1996, he was inducted into the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International. D.A. passed away on July 22nd, 2013 in Pueblo, Colorado. Because of his legendary contributions to the safety profession, the ASSP Southern Colorado Chapter envisioned a scholarship fund that memorializes this man and wishes to assist students aspiring to acquire an Environmental Health & Safety degree, professional certification in safety.


The qualifications include:
1. Must be pursuing an Associates or Bachelor’s degree or Graduate Professional Certification in occupational safety and health, safety engineering, safety management, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, fire safety, environmental safety, environmental health or other safety-related fields;
2. Must be a Colorado resident
3. Must be an ASSP member

Applicants will be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee.


To apply for the D.A. Weaver Scholarship, please submit

1. A cover letter
2. A letter of recommendation from an ASSP sponsor
3. A signed and completed application form and return it to the Scholarship Committee,
P.O. Box 9634
Colorado Springs, CO  80932

The qualifying applicant will receive one (1) $1000 scholarship from the ASSP Southern Colorado Chapter. There are four scholarships available from the ASSP Southern Colorado Chapter.

SOCO ASSP Scholarship Application

Additional Resources

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Job Boards

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Social Media

The SOCO ASSP Chapter as well as the ASSP society offer a wide range of networking opportunities via social media to stay connected with the latest trends, EH&S regulatory updates, meetings and conferences, and much more.

SOCO ASSP Facebook Page
ASSP LinkedIn
ASSP Region II Facebook Page