This scholarship for safety and health careers was created with the intention of fostering a sense of enthusiasm among students, encouraging them to consider the rewarding possibilities that lie within the realm of safety and health professions.
Deadline: April 30th, 2023.
We take great pride in unveiling the distinguished individual selected as the recipient of the Monty C. Lish and Stanley O. McNaughton Scholarship for Safety and Health Careers for the academic year of 2023-24.
Surafel made the deliberate choice to study Safety and Health Management driven by a strong sense of responsibility and a genuine concern for the well-being of individuals in the workplace. “Health and safety management is not only essential for the welfare of employees, but also plays a significant role in organizational success,” he says. Driven by a passion for making a tangible impact, he aspires to collaborate with organizations to develop and implement effective safety programs that contribute to the well-being of workers, protect lives, and foster a culture where safety is ingrained in every aspect of the workplace.
Evergreen Safety Council is pleased to announce the recipients of its Monty C. Lish and Stanley O. McNaughton Scholarship for Safety and Health Careers for the 2021-22 academic year.
Evergreen Safety Council’s Board of Directors selected Tristan Campbell, Viri Magana, and Joseph Van to receive the scholarship based on their commitments to pursuing health and safety careers in their fields of interest. Each student will receive $1000 to put toward their higher education expenses.
Campbell, who is studying Safety and Health Management at Central Washington University, says his experience in the construction field prompted a career focus on workplace health and safety.
In discussions with co-workers, he realized how common on-the-job injuries are. “I got interested in why that is,” he says. “When I was thinking about going to college, the health and safety program at Central came up. I’m excited to be able to stay in the construction field and give back to a profession that I’m really fond of.”
Magana, who is majoring in Safety and Health Management at Central Washington University, was inspired to pursue a career in the field after noticing that the language gap between Spanish-speaking employees and their English-speaking employers often resulted in preventable workplace incidents and injuries.
“I have a lot of family members in construction,” she explains. “Before I graduated from high school I noticed a lot of them were getting injured at work. They would tell me there was never a Spanish speaker on site to talk to them about training and what they would need to not get injured.”
Magana aims to change that by breaking down language barriers and establishing clear lines of communication between workers and management. “If you want to have a strong safety culture in your workplace, you need to build those relationships at work so they understand what safety is about,” she says.
Joseph Van is this year’s third scholarship recipient. He attends Tacoma Community College, where he is taking classes in environmental science as prerequisites for further studies in biology or forestry—fields he says have potential to intersect with safety training.
— Scholarship recipient Viri Magana
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.
Nicole Anders Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction Inc. Natalie Smith LTI, Inc.
William Collins City of Bremerton, Jessica Dyck Evergreen Safety Council
Natalie Smith LTI, Inc., Jessica Dyck Evergreen Safety Council
Jacob Welch Cascade Natural Gas, Jordan Marti NW Traffic Control
Mackenzie Matthews Cascade Natural Gas, Michelle Rudd LTI, Inc.
Amber Baumgarten Cascade Natural Gas
Mary Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company, Morgan Hofman Cascade Natural Gas
Meghan McKnight City of Bainbridge Island
Jesse Stafford Pabco Roofing Products
Susan Eylander Associated Grocers, Inc., Alyson Scott Seattle Steam Company
Benjamin Eigner Associated Grocers, Aranjeet Singh Dept. of Health
Sarah Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company
Aranjeet Singh Dept. of Health
Sarah Fantazia Jones Stevedoring Company