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NSC Honors First Recipients of Diversity in Safety Scholarship

$5,000 awarded to four individuals seeking post-secondary education in EHS.

September 20, 2022

SAN DIEGO – The National Safety Council honored the first recipients of its newly created Diversity in Safety Scholarship during the National Awards Celebration Monday evening at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego.

“Diversity in the EHS profession makes everyone safer,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The National Safety Council envisions building a workforce of environment and occupational, safety and health professionals that is inclusive of all people it represents.”

To achieve this vision, the Diversity in Safety Scholarship from NSC helps support students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing safety as a career. The 2022 recipients of the Diversity in Safety Scholarship are:

● Ashley Craddock — University of Central Missouri

● Leila Ruggs —   North Carolina A&T State University

● Garrett Washington — American University

● Emmanuel Winful — Auburn University

The Diversity in Safety Scholarship provides the winner a $5,000 tuition award, renewable up to four years. BIPOC individuals, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ who are seeking post-secondary education leading to a career in environmental, health and/or safety are eligible to apply. 

The scholarship was made possible by an anonymous donor. NSC thanks the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. for their service on the NSC Scholarship Selection Committee. NABCRMP will also recognize the Diversity in Safety Scholarship recipients at their annual summit in October. 

Click here to learn more about NSC safety awards and recognition, and here to learn about the NSC scholarship program. Click here to read the NSC DE&I Commitment Statement.

About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for more than 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.

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