Carol Ross Scholarship

 

Carol Ross Scholarship for Studies in Occupational Health & Safety

Applications for 2023 will open January 1, 2023. The deadline for applications will be July 31, 2023.

 

This award will support a worthy student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies. The ideal candidate will show a commitment to making workplaces physically and psychologically healthy and safe for workers and the communities where they operate.

The winner of the Carol Ross Scholarship will receive:

  • $3,000 CDN towards their studies in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Free access to all AASP safety training modules (valued at more than $3,500)

Submitting an application

Complete the online application via the button below before July 31, 2022.

You will need to provide:

  • Personal details (personal information will only be used for the purposes of administering and processing this application and is subject to AASP’s Privacy Policy)
  • An essay outlining why workplace health and safety is important to you, and why you are pursuing this course of study
  • A copy of your enrollment form in post-secondary studies in OHS for the upcoming academic year
  • Contact details of one reference

Qualifications

The annual scholarship of $3,000 is awarded to a student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety that meet the following application requirements:

 

  • Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in Alberta (SAIT, NAIT, MRU, U of A, U of C, U of L).
  • Applications will be accepted from high school graduates and those furthering their education in health and safety graduate studies as outlined in the list of qualified programs.
  • Applicants will submit their acceptance into a relevant program.
  • Applicants will submit an application prior to the deadline and must include a short essay outlining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study.
  • Applicants will be permanent residents and must be residing in Alberta.
  • Holders of an existing AASP QSR or those working toward a QHSO and want to pursue further post-secondary at the colleges and universities listed above are encouraged to apply.

 

Previous winners

    2022 Carol Ross Scholarship Winner: Brandy Chimko

    Pictured (left to right): Ben Snyman, Founder & CEO of AuditSoft and SafetyVantage, Brandy Chimko, 2022 scholarship winner, Carol Ross, Founder of AASP, and Ray Gaetz, CEO of AASP.

    Photo from left to right: Ray Gaetz (AASP CEO), Kristi Engleson (2021 Scholarship Winner), Carol Ross (AASP Founder), Ben Snyman (Founder of SafetyVantage & AuditSoft)

    Photo from left to right: Ray Gaetz (AASP CEO), Sonia Taylor (2020 Scholarship Winner), Carol Ross (AASP Founder), Ben Snyman (Founder of SafetyVantage & AuditSoft)

    Sponsors

    How the scholarship program began

    This annual scholarship is awarded to a worthy recipient in honour of Carol Ross. Carol has dedicated over two decades of her life to the health and safety industry in Alberta. During this time, under her leadership, and with a focus on service to the industry, the AASP has flourished to become one of the largest certifying partners in Alberta.

    In 2014, Carol was acknowledged for her contribution to the industry by the Albertan government, industry and by her peers when she received the Work Safe Alberta Individual Lifetime Achievement Award. For Carol, health and safety is not a career, it is a calling, and she remains passionate and committed to helping ensure that every Albertan worker goes home to their loved ones healthy and safe at the end of each workday.