San Diego, CA – 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.