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.
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 2023-2024 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. Threads of Life employees, children or relatives of employees are not eligible for this scholarship award.
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.
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.
Eligible scholarship submissions will be reviewed/judged by the Scholarship Review Committee. BCRSP and Threads of Life reserve the right to verify the 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.
Recipients of the Threads of Life-BCRSP Scholarship
2019: Dion Durant, Stacy Gaylord, Haley Harroun, Brodie Bergman
2020: Heather Baker, Carlie Gerber, Shay-Lee Jackson, April McCarthy
2021: Hope Harroun, Silver Kuris, Anneka Vanfeggelen, Mack Durant
2022: Mark Sisson, Jackson Toms, Riley Chisholm, Jolene Gust
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.
Submissions for the 2023-2024 year closed on March 31, 2023.
All applicants will be notified of the scholarship winners by Threads of Life in June 2023.
Scholarship applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically.