NSC Scholarship Program

NSC Scholarship Program

Student Member Congress & Expo Program

The seven 2018 NSC Scholarship winners with Kelly Nantel (left), NSC Vice President, Communications and Advocacy and Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC President & CEO.

First awarded in 2017, this program provides student members full funding to attend the NSC Congress & Expo, the world's premier safety conference. In 2018, five individuals were selected for this honor:

The 2018 winners are:

  • Salena Barnhill, Metropolitan Community College in Missouri
  • Anna Breidt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Leeroy Cienega, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Thomas Coomes, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Susan Ronhaar, Oakland University in Michigan

Learn more about this opportunity.

“The whole experience for me was eye opening. … I really appreciated being paired up with a mentor, to show me the ins and outs of the Congress and Expo. If you are in the safety industry, or are even interested in it, the Congress and Expo is the place to be, and the National Safety Council did a great job. I was so motivated after leaving Indianapolis and was so thankful for being chosen for this opportunity.”

Mitch Huston, 2017 Congress & Expo Scholarship Winner

Women in Safety Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 2018, the Women in Safety Scholarship provides a renewable scholarship for women studying safety in the workplace. In addition to a tuition award, funding also is provided to attend the NSC Congress & Expo. 

NSC congratulates Isabella Green, a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and 2018 scholarship winner.

Any woman enrolled in a post-secondary program is eligible. Learn more about this opportunity.

"I have joined the Women's Caucus, which is … a great way to get to know highly influential women in safety and to talk about our experiences in the workplace. … I understand how it is important to surround yourself with individuals who make you want to do better and be better, and I have definitely met so many people at this congress that want to help me to be the best professional I can be.”

– Krystal Sibert, 2017 Congress & Expo Scholarship Winner

Certificate Assistance Program

A part of the National Safety Council Scholarship program, the Certificate Assistance Program helps support individuals on a safety career path obtain their NSC Advanced Safety Certificate®. Recipients receive travel and lodging to either the NSC-Itasca or NSC-Atlanta locations to participate in ASC training. Through the ASC program, NSC teaches best practices to those who are transitioning into a safety career or are currently in safety roles within their organization and need additional professional development to create a more proactive process for safety and health.

Applications are reviewed and awarded quarterly. Apply today.

Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship

The NSC Construction & Utilities Division provides a scholarship each year in honor of Billy D. Young, a founder of the division.

NSC and the Construction & Utilities Division congratulate Adam Klebba, a student at Oakland University in Michigan and 2018 scholarship winner.

Anyone interested in safety is eligible. In addition to a tuition award, funding also is provided to attend NSC Congress & Expo. Learn more about this opportunity.

Coming Soon

NSC Scholars

A celebration of truly exceptional scholars, the NSC Scholars program will be awarded for the first time in 2020.

Be Part of the Process

Donate to the scholarship individually or as an organization. For more information, visit nsc.org/donate.