James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship

James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship 2017-11-09T18:31:55+00:00

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James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship

In memory of James Rintoul, this OH&S Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize an individual with a passion for workplace safety and a desire to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.
The scholarship will cover the cost of completing OH&S courses and earning the OH&S Certificate through the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.  For the annual scholarship winner, the costs of enrolling in courses leading to the earning of Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta OH&S Certificate, will be paid by the Job Safety Skills Society up to a total of $5,500.
Please note: the James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship is closed for the 2016/2017 academic year and has not been renewed with an educational institution for the 2017/2018 year.

Award Criteria
The James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship is presented to someone who:
Is a graduate with a High School Diploma from an Alberta high school or be expecting to graduate with a High School diploma from an Alberta high school in the year of application.

Is focused on pursuing a career relating to occupational health and safety.

Is prepared to Submit the Application for Program Admission and meet the program admission requirements set by the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, including:

Possessing an Alberta high school diploma or expect to have a high school diploma in the year of application.

Submit evidence (e.g., a reference from each employer) of having completed a minimum of two years of work experience – either full-time, part-time or as a component of an educational work placement.

Submission Guidelines
Each applicant for the scholarship is required to submit:

a) either an essay (minimum 1000 words) or a media presentation (minimum 10 minutes) that addresses each of the following themes:

  1. Why I want to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.
  2. Why early (pre-employment) and ongoing occupational health and safety education and training is important
  3. In Alberta workplaces, occupational health and safety is a shared responsibility.
  4. Career paths in occupational health and safety.

b) a minimum of two (2) letters of reference indicating the applicant’s suitability for pursuing a career in areas related to occupational health and safety.

Please submit all nominations to info@jsss.ca.