Student Scholarships and Funding
OHTA encourages organisations to provide funding support for students who may not otherwise be able to study occupational hygiene. A number of funding sources are already available and OHTA is seeking to raise additional funds. OHTA is very appreciative of the generous sponsors of the scholarships listed below.
AIOH Associate Member Education Award
The Award is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific Australia in conjunction with Honeywell Analytics Australia and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. It aims to facilitate the development of technician training in occupational hygiene by supporting the student to undertake one OHlearning module.
The Award is available to Associate Members of AIOH. Funding covers fees associated with enrolment in the module, and:
- A contribution to reasonable travel costs as agreed by the AIOH (including options where necessary, economy class airfare, car mileage allowance, bus, train etc.), and;
- A contribution towards accommodation.
For further details and to apply, go to the AIOH website and download these documents:
BOHS Bursaries for Modules (BfM)
The British Occupational Hygiene Society’a BfM scheme is aimed at encouraging those already working in the field of occupational health and safety to take their first steps towards a possible career in occupational hygiene.
The BfM Scheme offers bursaries to cover the cost of the first of any ‘core’ occupational hygiene intermediate module in the UK, or W201 Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene, including the training course as well as the examination. All bursary recipients will also receive free BOHS membership for the rest of the year, and mentoring from a BOHS member to encourage continuing engagement in the module system as a route into occupational hygiene.
The next closing date for applications is 31 March, for relevant courses running up to the end of the year. All applications are considered together after the deadline date.
For further details and to apply, see the BOHS website.
The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health is recognized as an “approved training provider” by the Occupational Hygiene Training Association. It operates a Global Certificate Program in Occupational Hygiene Practice which is a distance learning programme specifically designed for engineers and technicians (see the UIC page on OHlearning).
Eligible for scholarships are participants who are working with or in not-for-profit organizations such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trade unions or not-for-profit institutions such as governments and international inter-governmental organizations.
The list of scholarships (full and partial) that UIC has given includes the following countries:
Philippines Liberia South Africa
Mongolia Uganda Dominican Republic
Nigeria India Botswana (3 recipients)
Uruguay Zambia Switzerland (for WHO)
Applying for a scholarship is done through program registration and the deadline for applications is the end of May of each year.
For further details, see the UIC website:
Donations to OHTA Scholarship FundOHTA aims to establish a scholarship fund to support applicants enrolling in the OHlearning modules for the first time. Preference will be given to applicants who have made a concerted effort to be involved in the occupational hygiene community and can demonstrate active involvement in occupational hygiene. Applicants will be expected to work with a professional mentor.
OHTA is seeking donor organisations that can help to raise $100,000 to initiate the fund. If you may be able to help, please contact Mark Katchen, Chair, OHTA Scholarship Committee. If you would like to make a donation via the website, please click here.
For further information about sponsorship and our current sponsors, click here.