Each year, the Washington State Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board, through the Construction Planning Committee to assist eligible worthy students in furthering their education focused on construction safety and/or occupational safety and health. There are two $1,250.00 scholarships available.


To be considered, an applicant must meet one of three requirements:

  • A student in good standing in the final year of high school and enrolled to a trade school / apprenticeship, community college, or university.
  • Or, currently in their first through fourth year of college / university.
  • Or, currently pursuing a career in safety and intending to use scholarship for safety educational purposes.  i.e. OSHA 500 series courses.

All applicants must be a resident of Washington State.


The following general scholarship criteria will be considered in making the selections:

  1. Academic achievements
  2. Anticipated field of study
  3. Character
  4. Need
  5. Extra-curricular accomplishments
  6. Other (as may seem applicable to the scholarship program in question).


To submit the application you will need to prepare the following information for submittal:

  • High School or GED information and higher education plans.
  • Summary of extracurricular actives.
  • Awards and honors received.
  • Offices held.
  • Employment history.
  • A 300-500 word essay on how you plan to further your occupational safety and health education and your future in the safety and health field.
  • Names and emails for references from a teacher/professor/employer, a guidance counselor or college advisor, and another person in your community. These will be asked to submit a letter of reference.
  • If under 18, you will also need to provide a parent’s name and email for parental consent to submit your application and release of information.

Applications can be started and saved for later completion as needed.


The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

The Construction Planning Committee, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to withdraw or terminate any scholarship in the event of changed circumstances. The committee will only consider complete applications submitted via the online application form. Applications will not be considered complete if the named references do not provide letters of recommendation.

The scholarship recipient will be responsible for federal taxes on the scholarship amount.


Applications must be submitted by end of business Friday,  March 8, 2024.