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:

In the last two years, college and university Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) departments have played various roles to assist with managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In your essay, identify the most innovative ways that you feel your campus EHS professionals contributed to help move your campus forward. If you were part of the EHS team, what other ideas, strategies, and/or concrete actions would you have advised be taken to keep the campus community safe and healthy while maintaining the mission of the institution? Provide supporting information, facts, and data.

Scholarship Scoring Rubric (100 Points Possible):

Possible Points



Failure to meet the Eligibility criteria and/or submit required documents.

0-15 points

Relevance: Does the essay address the issue identified in the prompt and focus on the applicant’s college or university campus?

0-20 points

Innovation: Has the applicant described innovative ways their campus EHS professionals addressed the identified issue?

0-20 points

Effectiveness: Will the other ideas, strategies, and/or concrete actions proposed by the applicant solve the identified problem? Could there be unintended consequences that might have a negative impact?

0-10 points

Feasibility: Are the other ideas, strategies, and/or concrete actions proposed by the applicant cost effective or cost prohibitive? How easy would it be to implement the other proposed actions to solve the problem?

0-5 points

Thesis statement

0-5 points

Introduction and conclusion

0-5 points

Supporting arguments

0-5 points


0-5 points

Grammar, spelling, and punctuation

0-10 points 

Overall Composition (Is the essay written well? Is it organized well? Does the essay clearly and concisely communicate the applicant’s ideas? Etc.)


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