Scholarship for health and safety post secondary students

CCOHS to award $3,000 to a college and university candidate.

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

The annual, national scholarship established 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, encourages the pursuit of higher education in occupational health and safety. It’s available to post-secondary students enrolled in 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 the winning students’ academic institutions.

Applicants are invited to submit a 1,000- to 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. Review the rules, essay topics, criteria and other guidelines at

Applications are open Jan. 31. Winners will be announced during North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week in May 2017.

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