All submissions must include a completed online application form, cover letter and essay (applicants will be evaluated based on the submission and completion of all three documents). A Selection Committee will score the applications based on the following criteria:
Completed online application form, which includes information such as:
•Applicants name and contact details
•School and program information including program coordinators contact details
•List of applicant’s academic achievements
•Outline of demonstrated leadership and civic activities
•Two references from a non-family member or personal friend
1,000-1,200 word essay on ONE of the following:
•Prevention Essay: Choose a high risk workplace hazard. How would you work to solve and create awareness about the issue?
•Technical Essay: Research an existing or emerging hazard or risk (coverage may include how to identify, assess and control the risks).
Do I have to include footnotes in my essay?
Yes. If you reference a source, you must include a footnote indicating where the source originated. Footnotes do not count towards your overall essay word count
Do you have any tips on how I can make my submission stand out?
Essays that stand out are ones that present theoretical knowledge and findings (statistics, studies, etc.) with practical knowledge (gained from work or personal experience) in an interesting, thought-provoking way.
Cover letters should clearly articulate why the applicant is interested in a career in occupational health and safety and how the Dick Martin Scholarship Award would assist them in furthering their career goals. Remember, the scholarship is not based on financial need, but rather a keen desire to help improve health and safety for workers.
Pages must be numbered and would count must be included