Scholarship

NJ ASSE Scholarship Program

Do you have a son or daughter who is currently a college student? How about a niece, nephew or grandchild who is in college? If you fall into any of these categories, and are a member of the NJ ASSE Chapter in good standing, you are eligible to submit an application of that student to the Scholarship Committee for the Joyce Cunningham Scholarship.

Do you know anyone who is enrolled at an accredited university for any related Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) major, and is a New Jersey resident or attends a college in the state? If they meet the criteria, they may qualify for the Ted Brickley and Bernice Shikora Scholarship.

Below is a brief description of the general requirements for the two scholarships and the specific requirements for each. Each scholarship will be awarded two times per year, and each award will be $1000.

General Requirements

All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship, submit an official transcript, and a reference letter from a high school teacher, a professor from the University they are attending or a supervisor at a current job. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0. Other criteria used to evaluate all applicants include demonstrated leadership skills in extracurricular activities, involvement in professional organizations, communications skills, and other awards & honors earned at educational institutions. Contact scholarship@nj.asse.org for more details.

Ted Brickley/Bernice Shickora Scholarship

Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee within each application period. Students may apply during each application period. A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded each period. 

Eligibility

  1. Student(s) must be enrolled in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, or related EHS major at an accredited university.
  2. Student can be Full-time or Part-time undergraduate or Graduate student
  3. Student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in environmental or safety related courses.
  4. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater in environmental or safety courses on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Student must be a resident of New Jersey or be attending college in the state.

Application Requirements

  1. Application periods are as follows:
    1. Period 1 – September 1 through November 15, Scholarship awarded at the December meeting.
    2. Period 2 – January 1 through April 15, Scholarship awarded at the May meeting.
  2. Complete applications must be received during the application period.
  3. Any applications not received during the application period will not be accepted. The applicant will be asked to re-apply during the next application period.
  4. A complete application must include the following:
    1. Completed application form
    2. Copy of a current transcript
    3. A brief biography of interest, hobbies, and/or work experience or a current resume
    4. Reference letter to the Chapter from the relative who is an Active NJ ASSE Member
    5. Reference letter from a high school teacher, University Department Head, or Professor

Judging Criteria

The following criteria will be considered in evaluating all applicants:

  1. GPA as stated on the submitted transcript.
  2. Demonstrated leadership skills showed through extracurricular activities.
  3. Degree of involvement in safety/hygiene or related activities.
  4. Degree of involvement in professional environmental or safety related organizations.
  5. Written communication skills as demonstrated through the application.
  6. Awards and honors earned at educational institutions.
  7. Previous awards received from the NJ Chapter.

Complete the online form and submit the application.

Joyce Cunningham Scholarship

Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee within each application period. Students may apply during each application period. A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded each period.

Eligibility

  1. Students can be enrolled in any course of study at an accredited university.
  2. Student must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited university, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Students must be the son/daughter, niece/nephew, or grandchild of an active, in good standing, member of the NJ Chapter of ASSE
  4. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements

  1. Application periods are as follows:
    1. Period 1 – September 1 through November 15, Scholarship awarded at the December meeting.
    2. Period 2 – January 1 through April 15, Scholarship awarded at the May meeting.
  2. Complete applications must be received during the application period
  3. Any applications not received during the application period will not be accepted. The applicant will be asked to re-apply during the next application period.
  4. A complete application must include the following:
    1. Completed application form
    2. Copy of a current transcript
    3. A brief biography of interest, hobbies, and/or work experience or a current resume
    4. Reference letter to the Chapter from the relative who is an Active NJ ASSE Member
    5. Reference letter from a high school teacher, University Department Head, or Professor
    6. (For High School Senior) acceptance letter from an accredited university

Judging Criteria

The following criteria will be considered in evaluating all applicants:

  1. GPA as stated on submitted transcript.
  2. Demonstrated leadership skills showed through extracurricular activities.
  3. Degree of involvement in professional organizations/ charity activities.
  4. Written communications skills as demonstrated through the application.
  5. Awards and honors earned at educational institutions.
  6. Degree of involvement in the NJ Chapter by the ASSE Member.
  7. Previous awards received from the NJ Chapter.

Complete the online form and submit the application.