Monty C. Lish & Stanley O. McNaughton Scholarship

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The Evergreen Safety Council (ESC) Board of Directors established the Monty C. Lish & Stanley O. McNaughton Scholarship for Safety and Health Careers to honor Mr. Lish & Mr. McNaughton for their vast contributions to community service, education and particularly their dedication to ESC. The scholarship program was developed to encourage more college students to consider Safety and Health professions as viable and worthwhile careers.
The Board of Directors has agreed to set aside 5% of ESC membership fees to create funding for the scholarship awards. It is the desire of both the Board and the staff to see the number of scholarships awarded and size of the program grow to benefit both organizations and individuals interested in making health and safety their field of interest.

Candidate Eligibility:
Applicants for the Monty C. Lish & Stanley O. McNaughton Scholarship for Safety and Health Careers must be:

  • employees or owners of a member company of ESC;
  • children or stepchildren of employees or owners of a member company of ESC;
  • employees or children or stepchildren of employees of ESC;
  • and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • and are high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or graduate school.

Preference will be given to applicants majoring in a safety related field of study, as well as students from other areas of study who are planning to go into a safety and health career such as industrial hygiene, public health, insurance, risk management, or health education. In the case of ties, preference will be given to undergraduates.

Amount of the Awards: Up to two awards of $1,000 each will be granted.

Applicant’s Responsibilities:

Interested students must complete the scholarship application, and essay of up to one page on applicants goals and how they relate to Safety and Health, and mail them along with a current, complete transcript of grades to the ESC Scholarship Committee postmarked no later than February 15, 2019. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Grade reports are not acceptable.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application by ESC, however no review of information or completeness will be made by ESC staff. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks, applicants may contact ESC to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, please answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the ESC Scholarship Committee.

Administration of the Program:

The scholarship program is administered by the ESC Scholarship Committee. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.

Selection of Recipients:

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, and work experience. Unusual personal or family circumstances may also be considered. Special attention will be given to the goals and aspirations essay.

The selection of recipients is made by the ESC Scholarship Committee. Other than to verify membership affiliation, in no instance does any employee of Evergreen Safety Council play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program if they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Announcement and Distribution of Awards:

Applicants will be notified by the end of March. Scholarship payments are made in August. A check will be mailed to each recipient’s home address and made payable to the student’s school.


Recipients have no obligation to Evergreen Safety Council. They are, however, required to supply the ESC Scholarship Committee with complete transcripts when requested and to notify the ESC Scholarship Committee of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. The applicant is solely responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information for the application process. The ESC Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to process applications found to be incomplete as of the application deadline. Applicants give permission to Evergreen Safety Council to publish their name if selected for the award.


Evergreen Safety Council reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

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Recent Recipients

2020 Chloe Billingslea
Chloe has been studying Psychology and Public Health and will be receiving her masters in Behavioral Health. She attends Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

Past Recipients

2019 Dakota Ross and Danielle Ross

2018 Nicole Anders Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction Inc., Natalie Smith LTI, Inc.
2017 William Collins City of Bremerton, Jessica Dyck Evergreen Safety Council
2016 Natalie Smith LTI, Inc., Jessica Dyck Evergreen Safety Council
2015 Jacob Welch Cascade Natural Gas, Jordan Marti NW Traffic Control
2014 Mackenzie Matthews Cascade Natural Gas, Michelle Rudd LTI, Inc.
2012 Amber Baumgarten Cascade Natural Gas
2011 Mary Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company, Morgan Hofman Cascade Natural Gas
2010 Meghan McKnight City of Bainbridge Island
2009 Jesse Stafford Pabco Roofing Products
2007 Susan Eylander Associated Grocers, Inc., Alyson Scott Seattle Steam Company
2006 Benjamin Eigner Associated Grocers, Aranjeet Singh Dept. of Health
2005 Sarah Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company
2004 Aranjeet Singh Dept. of Health
2003 Sarah Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company

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