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Scholarships Available for Occupational Health and Safety Students, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Deadline January 31, 2017

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

The Dick Martin Scholarship Award, an annual, national scholarship, is offered by CCOHS to help foster interest and the pursuit of higher education in the field of occupational health and safety. The scholarship is available to post-secondary students enrolled either a full-time or part-time program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree from an accredited Canadian college or university. CCOHS will award two scholarships worth $3,000 each to one university student and one college student; and a $500 award will also be provided to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.

To apply for the scholarship, post-secondary students are invited to submit a 1,000 -1,200 word essay on one of two topics related to occupational health and safety. Essays will be judged on the intellectual content, the practical and theoretical value and the presentation and style. Applicants can review the scholarship rules, essay topics, criteria and other guidelines at

Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2017 and the winners will be announced during North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week in May 2017.

Quick Facts

  • CCOHS’ Council of Governors established the Dick Martin Scholarship Award fund in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a past Governor on the CCOHS Council and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.
  • Contact to inquire about making a donation to the scholarship fund.