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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
February 6, 2007
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Workers' Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 1

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is offering assistance to Oregon students through the Workers' Memorial Scholarship for the 2007-2008 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. Eligible applicants must be Oregon residents receiving fatality benefits, a dependent or the spouse of a fatally injured worker, or be the dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total disability while on the job and whose claim for workers' compensation benefits was accepted. Scholarship funds are available for use at colleges within the United States.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2007-2008 school year is March 1, 2007.

Application forms are included in the 2007-2008 Scholarship Application packet available from the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) on their Web site, www.osac.state.or.us. 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 electronic application Web site, www.GetCollegeFunds.org.

For more information concerning the Workers' Memorial Scholarship program, contact Claudia Marthaller with Oregon OSHA, (503) 378-3272 or the Oregon Student Assistance Commission at 1-800-452-8807.

Four students received Workers Memorial Scholarship awards in 2006 - Jillian Becker of Molalla, Molly Foster of Portland, Annette Smith of Eugene and Caroline Suiter of Eugene.

The scholarship awards are provided by a Department of Consumer and Business Services fund that uses interest earned from Oregon OSHA civil penalties. The 1991 Legislature established the Workers' Memorial Scholarship at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO, with support from Associated Oregon Industries.


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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & 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, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.