|Author||Subject: Scholarship funds are available|
|Watchdog|| Posted At 23:52:49 01/24/2001
Scholarship funds are available
Salem - If you are an Oregon resident and a high school graduate, GED
certificate holder, or an Oregon college student, whose parent or spouse was
injured or died as a result of a work-related incident, you may be eligible
for a scholarship.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services Oregon Occupational Safety
and Health Division (OR-OSHA) is offering annual scholarships from an
account established by the 1991 Legislature at the request of the Oregon
AFL-CIO. The Workers' Memorial Scholarship Account is used for educational
needs of spouses or children of permanently disabled or fatally injured
workers. 1999 legislation increased the corpus of the scholarship account,
enabling a distribution of approximately $12,000 for the 2001-2002 school
The Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, an appointed
advisory group for OR-OSHA grants, has been given the authority to determine
the scholarship standard and select the recipients.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2001-2002 school year is
March 1. Application forms are available from the Oregon Student Assistance
Commission, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene 97401-7706, your
local high school guidance counselor, or Oregon college financial aid
departments. 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 under Oregon Revised Statute 656.206.
For more information concerning this scholarship program, call Phyllis
Straight-Millan, Oregon OSHA, (503) 378-3272, or send e-mail to
email@example.com, or call Alan Baas, Oregon Student
Assistance Commission, 1-800-452-8807, Ext. 7422, or send e-mail to the
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