Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association
Scholarship Program

   
 

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Purpose

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association endeavors to promote health and safety within the mining industry. We believe that providing financial aid to students in the pursuit of education related to mining safety will result in safer mines and healthier environments within the mining industry. To that end, we have instituted this Scholarship Program and formed the Scholarship Evaluation Committee.

Scope

This scholarship program shall be open to persons who are pursuing careers in the mining industry, safety and health fields. Scholarship awards are available in the following categories:

  1. High school graduates (graduating seniors) pursuing a college or university degree program.
  2. Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university degree program.
  3. Graduates of a college or university pursuing a graduate degree

Application Requirements

Applicant must satisfy each of the following criteria:

  1. Must have been accepted by an accredited college or university or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in a degree program in mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety programs.
  2. Must provide a transcript of grades for the last 3 years of completed education (i.e. high school or college level)
  3. Must complete the Financial Disclosure Information section to verify financial status and expenses of all persons living in the applicant’s household.
  4. Must submit a 100-200 word essay on “why I want to study for a degree or pursue a career in the mine safety field.”
  5. Must complete the Survey of Extracurricular Activities.
  6. Must submit two or three letters of recommendation (at least one academic).
  7. Must complete application and submit it with all required documents.

Rating the Application

To preserve the impartiality in the application review process, each application shall be copied and given an identification number by an official designated member of the Scholarship Committee. The designated member shall obliterate all references to names, schools, location or other identifying information on the copies of the application for use by the Committee. At no time shall any of the obliterated information be made known until the review process is completed and awardee(s) identified.

Committee members shall evaluate each of the applications and affix a numerical rating according to provided criteria.

Evaluation Schedule

The committee Chairperson shall convene to the committee not later than 30 days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting of the National Holmes Safety Association each year (usually in June) for the purpose of selecting the successful applicant(s). All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability. Successful applicants will be notified

For questions or concerns please contact the chairperson or a committee member in your area. 

Chairperson
Sylvia Ortiz

512- 232-2232

s.ortiz@mail.utexas.edu

TX

Bob Novello    

512- 232-2230

 bnovello@mail.utexas.edu  

TX

Arturo Muñoz

972- 544-5914

arturo.munoz@trin.net

TX

Sandi Grant

972-647-3416

sgrant@txi.com

TX

Larry Harshbarger

317-875-4670

Larry.Harshbarger@heritagesafety.com

IN

Wayne Kordonowy

918-824-4133

Wayne.Kordonowy@Buzziunicemusa.com

OK

Ronda Larson

719-475-0700

rondalarson@transitmix.com

CO

Joey Mercado

951-774-2503

jmercado@txi.com

CA

Ben Hart

850-921-8093

Ben.Hart@dep.state.fl.us

FL