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.
To learn more about the ASSP and the benefits of becoming a member check out the Students page on the ASSP website.
About the Scholarship
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 Mr. Weaver 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. Colorado residents preferred
3. Must be an ASSP member
To apply for the D.A. Weaver Scholarship, please go to the ASSP Foundation website.
The qualifying applicant will receive one (1) $1000 scholarship from the ASSP Foundation.
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.