Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878
For immediate release:
September 4, 2012
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
Students honored with Workers’ Memorial Scholarships
Helping survivors pursue success
(Salem) - A workplace accident can be life changing for any family, especially those with children. Losing a parent or having a parent suffer a debilitating injury can significantly affect a student’s ability to pursue dreams through higher education.
An Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) program provides an opportunity to help surviving family members reach their educational goals. Oregon OSHA is honoring seven Oregon students with Workers’ Memorial Scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Oregon OSHA will honor the award recipients at a 2 p.m. public ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Room 260 of the Labor and Industries Building in Salem.
The recipients include:
Diane Maldonado Dominguez, Wilsonville
Brittany Ford, Gresham
Steven Hanners, Brookings
Marissa Parr, Jefferson
Andrea Webb, Eugene
Ashley Yackamouth, Riddle
Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA’s Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, an advisory group with members from business, organized labor, and government. Oregon OSHA presents the awards annually to help in the postsecondary education of spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured workers. The 1991 Legislature established the Workers’ Memorial Scholarship at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO, with support from Associated Oregon Industries.
The Workers’ Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recipient, or current college undergraduate or graduate student who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has been fatally injured or permanently disabled while on the job.
Applicants must be Oregon residents receiving fatality benefits, a dependent or spouse of a fatally injured worker, or the dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total disability and whose claim for workers’ compensation benefits has been accepted.
Interest earned on a DCBS fund derived from Oregon OSHA civil fines and penalties funds the awards.
Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.