Threads of Life Scholarship

Workplace safety lies deep in our hearts at Threads of Life. So a partnership with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals is a natural fit. The BCRSP sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals in Canada. As part of our partnership, BCRSP has generously offered to fund the Threads of Life Scholarship.

Awarded annually, four (4) x $2500 national scholarships will be made available to Threads of Life family members who are students enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in a college or university program.

Eligibility

Threads of Life Scholarships may be applied for by any Threads of Life family member who will be a full or part-time student in a college or university program during the 2020-2021 academic year. A Threads of Life family member is a worker or an immediate family member who has experienced a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Family members applying must be current residents of Canada.

Application

All submissions must include a completed application form, a written response to the questions outlined on the application form, including an account of community involvement, a letter of confirmation or acceptance into a college or university program, and a copy of your most recent university/college transcript, or high school transcript if you have not yet completed one year of university/college program.

Written Requirements

As part of the scholarship submission, the student must submit a written response to the question: “How the BCRSP/Threads of Life Scholarship will impact you and why you should be awarded the scholarship”. Your response is to be a maximum of 1000 words, must be double spaced, using a 12-point font, with one-inch margins, and must be written by you.

Assessment Criteria

Eligible scholarship submissions will be reviewed/judged by the Scholarship Review Committee. BCRSP and Threads of Life reserve the right to verify accuracy of submissions, and their decision is final.

Each written submission will be evaluated based on the applicant’s capacity to answer the question, organization of essay, unity and cohesion of thoughts, grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, etc.

Ownership

All essays submitted become the property of BCRSP and Threads of Life. Successful essays may be published by BCRSP and Threads of Life and may be, along with information about the winners, shared widely through the BCRSP and Threads of Life websites, media, and other publications.

Submission

Completed submissions must be received by March 1, 2020. Submissions received after the deadline or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the scholarship winners by Threads of Life in June 2020.

Application Form

Scholarship applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically.

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