Scholarship Program

The Award

Awarded annually, two (2) $4,000 national scholarships will be made available to students enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in a two, three or four year occupational health and safety related program  leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at the undergraduate level.

The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to enable students to enter the OHS profession in support of creating the healthiest and safest workplaces in the world, to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in OHS, and to raise awareness of the CRSP® certification amongst OHS students and faculty.

In addition to the cash scholarship of $4,000, a credit coupon issued in the name of the recipient for the value of the CRSP® Application Fee. This coupon is valid for a period of one year after a scholarship recipient meeting the three-year experience eligibility requirement.  The BCRSP reserves the right not to make the awards if there are not eligible recipients.

Eligibility

BCRSP Scholarships may be applied for by any full or part-time student in a two, three, or, four year Occupational Health and Safety Program at the undergraduate level. 

Application

All submissions must include a completed application form, a written essay addressing the question outlined in the application package, a letter of confirmation of acceptance into final year of program, a reference letter from program chair or faculty advisor, a copy of the college/university program and course outline(s), and original transcripts which must be submitted directly to the BCRSP by your college/university.

Essay Requirements

As part of the scholarship submission, the student must include a 1000-1250 word essay. The essay topic may be determined from time to time by the BCRSP Governing Board.

Essay Topic

The submission must include a 1000-1,250 word essay (excluding appendices and references) in response to the following question: 
In your view, explain what benefits an occupational health & safety professional can provide to an organization?

Essay Performance Conditions

  • You must create your own essay
  • Your essay must be double spaced, typed using 12-point font, and have one-inch margins
  • Your essay must not identify yourself or your school within the body or pages of the essay
  • You must include the word count
  • Your pages must be numbered

SCORING

Your essay will be scored using the Assessment Criteria listed below. The four areas will carry equal weight in the assessment. Your total numerical score will be 0 to 20.

Assessment Criteria

Statement of Purpose

  • Applicants capacity to answer the question

Support & Rationale

  • Applicants usage of rationale/references to support response
  • Applicants usage of new/innovative ideas or concepts

Organization & Logic

  • Organization of essay, unity and cohesion of thoughts

Writing Skills, Mechanics & Usage

  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, etc.

Eligible scholarship submissions will be reviewed/judged by the Scholarship Review Committee. Each member of the Scholarship Review Committee shall independently evaluate the submissions and a recommendation based on the average scores is put forward the Governing Board for approval. The Board reserves the right to verify accuracy of submission, and the Board’s decision is final.

Ownership

All essays submitted become the property of BCRSP. Successful essays may be published by BCRSP and may be, along with information about the winners, shared widely through the BCRSP website, media, and other publications.

Submission

Completed submissions must be received by March 31. Submissions received after the deadline or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the Governing Board’s decision.

How to Apply

Scholarship applications and supporting documentation, with the exception of college/university transcript, may be submitted electronically.  Letters of confirmation and faculty references must be on College/University letterhead and be signed by the registrar and/or program head or faculty.

  • completed application form
  • official sealed transcript (forwarded directly to the BCRSP by the granting institution)
  • course outlines/descriptions
  • program chair or faculty advisor confirmation of acceptance into final year of program
  • program chair or faculty advisor personal reference letter
  • essay submission
  • application deadline: March 31

Application Form

Scholarship applications and supporting documentation, with the exception of college/university transcript, may be submitted electronically.  Letters of confirmation and faculty references must be on College/University letterhead and be signed by the registrar and/or program head or faculty. 

 
Submit Application to:

Executive Director
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
6700 Century Avenue, Ste. 100
Mississauga, ON  L5N 6A4
Email: (info@bcrsp.ca) or Fax: 905-567-7191