Scholarship Application Form


Application Requirements

To be considered for the award, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Meet the above eligibility criteria
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit a current transcript with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Write and submit a one-page essay (1” margins, single-spaced, 10 point font) relevant to the topic given below

Essay Prompt:

College and university Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) departments play various roles to ensure the health, safety of personnel (safety in laboratories, fire & life safety inspections at residence halls, fire drills, severe weather preparation, emergency response, safety orientation in undergraduate teaching laboratories, etc.) As an undergrad student, you may have interacted with your EHS office in one or more areas above. Provide at least two examples of EHS initiatives at your institution. Additionally, provide two innovative and feasible examples of ways that you can help promote these initiatives among your peers, faculty, and staff at your institution.

Scholarship Scoring Rubric (100 Points Possible):

Possible Points



Failure to meet requirement #1

0-5 points

Submission requirements met (All instructions in Requirements #2-4 were followed.)

0-5 points

Applicant’s major is geared toward a career in Environmental Health & Safety

0-15 points

Relevance: Does the essay address the essay prompt?

0-15 points

 Innovation: Has the applicant described an innovative way to address the essay prompt?

0- 15 points

Effectiveness: Will the proposed actions/programs address the prompt? Could there be unintended consequences that might have a negative impact?

0-15 points

Feasibility: Is the solution proposed by the applicant cost effective or cost prohibitive? How easy would it be to implement the actions/programs?

0-30 points

Essay composition: Writing technique rather than content; points will be scored as follows (0-5 points – Thesis Statement; 0-5 points – Introduction and Conclusion; 0-5 points – Supporting Arguments; 0-5 points – References/Research; 0-10 points – Overall Composition of the essay i.e., Grammar, Spelling, Transitions, Etc.)

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