HAMILTON, ON (September 22, 2011) – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is calling for entries for the 2011-12 scholarship award. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree.
Established in 2002 by the CCOHS Council of Governors, the Dick Martin Scholarship Award was created in recognition of Mr. Martin’s valuable contribution to CCOHS as one of its governors; his powerful voice for the rights of workers; his commitment to securing justice for working men and women; and, promoting action to protect people’s environments inside and outside the workplace.
Three, $3000 scholarships will be awarded. To apply for the award, post secondary students are invited to submit a 1000 -1200 word essay on a topic related to their area of study in occupational health and safety. Essays will be judged on the intellectual content, the practical and theoretical value and the presentation and style.
Entry deadline for the Dick Martin Scholarship Award is January 31, 2012.
More information about Dick Martin as well as full details about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award including the application form, are available on the CCOHS website.