Workers' Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 1
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is offering
assistance to Oregon students through the Workers' Memorial Scholarship
for the 2003 academic year.
The Workers' Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate,
graduating high school senior, GED recipient, current college undergraduate
or graduate student who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker that
has been fatally injured, or permanently disabled, while on the job. Scholarship
funds are available for use at colleges within the United States.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2003-2004 school year
is March 1, 2003.
Application forms are included in the 2003-2004 Scholarship Application
packet available from the Oregon
Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) on their Web site, www.osac.state.or.us, or by mail to
OSAC, 1500 Valley River Drive Suite 100, Eugene 97401-2146. Your local
high school guidance counselor or Oregon college financial aid departments
should also have forms available. On-line applications are also accepted
at the OSAC Web site. Applicants must be Oregon residents receiving fatality
benefits, a dependent or spouse of a fatally injured worker, or be the
dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total
disability and whose claim for workers' compensation benefits has been
For more information concerning the Workers Memorial Scholarship program,
contact Kathy Mossbrucker
with Oregon OSHA, (503) 947-7992 or Alan Baas with the Oregon Student
Assistance Commission at 1-800-452-8807.
Oregon OSHA presents annual scholarships to assist in the post-secondary
education of spouses or children of permanently disabled or fatally injured
workers. The Workers' Memorial Scholarship was established by the 1991
Legislature at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO with support from Associated