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ASSP Foundation’s Scholarship, Grant Program and Local Central Florida Chapter Program Accepting Applications

ASSP Foundation Award Program:  will be accepting applications online for its 2020-2021 scholarship and grant program beginning 9/15/2020. More than $350,000 will be available to safety students and professionals this year thanks to hundreds of generous donors. More than 120 awards are available, including several scholarships of $10,000 to $15,000.  One of the scholarships is endowed by the Central Florida Chapter and the scholarship rules give preference to Central Florida Chapter member applicants – so please apply when the application period opens on 9/15/2020!

Funding is available to students who are seeking a degree in OSH or a related field, as well as working professionals looking to advance their career through certification, conferences, seminars, workshops and college credits. Every ASSP member can benefit from this program, which helps members set their career on a path for greater success. To learn about how Foundation scholarships have enabled past recipients to advance the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for a successful OSH career, visit the ASSP Foundation website.  Interested ASSP members can apply online. Applications must be completed online and submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified on or about April 1, 2021, as to whether they were selected for an award.

Central Florida Chapter Program:  Did you know the Central Florida Chapter also has a local scholarship/grant program?  The application is attached and it is due November 1st.  Please see the submission instructions in the application.  Two winners will be presented with their awards in December 2020.

ASSP Central Florida Member Grant Application 2020

CSTE Webinar on Sept 24 – “Health equity, the workplace and the COVID-19 pandemic”

We are excited to announce that CSTE and the Colorado School of Public Health Center for Health, Work & Environment will be hosting a webinar on September 24th, 2020 from 2-3:30 pm EDT on health equity and worker safety during COVID-19.

Dr. Georges Benjamin, MD (Executive Director, APHA) will be speaking on “Health equity and the COVID-19 pandemic” to be followed by Celeste Monforton (George Washington University) and Aquilino Soriana (Filipino Workers Center) who will discuss the workplace impacts of this historic pandemic.

Please register for the webinar using this link. For your reference, please find a calendar invitation attached to this message. For any questions regarding the webinar or registration, please contact Cailyn Lingwall at clingwall@cste.org.

Central Florida President Update

Dear Members,

I hope this letter finds you all healthy and in good spirits. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Central Florida ASSP Chapter President for the 2020-2021 term. It is an honor and privilege to have the trust of my fellow members and to lead this outstanding organization. The past six months have been challenging, but through perseverance and technology we have upheld our tradition of offering great content to our membership and we have found a way to grow.

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