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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2006
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Workers' Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 1

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is offering assistance to Oregon students through the Workers' Memorial Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The Workers' Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recipient, current college undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must be Oregon residents receiving fatality benefits, a dependent or spouse of a fatally injured worker, or be the dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total disability while on the job and whose claim for workers' compensation benefits has been accepted. Scholarship funds are available for use at colleges within the United States.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2006-2007 school year is March 1, 2006.

Application forms are included in the 2006-2007 Scholarship Application packet available from the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) on their Web site, www.osac.state.or.us. Your local high school guidance counselor or Oregon college financial aid departments should also have forms available. On-line applications are also accepted at the OSAC electronic application Web site, www.GetCollegeFunds.org.

For more information concerning the Workers' Memorial Scholarship program, contact Kathy Mossbrucker with Oregon OSHA, (503) 947-7992 or the Oregon Student Assistance Commission at 1-800-452-8807.

Three students received Workers' Memorial Scholarship awards in 2005 - Jillian Becker of Molalla, Annette Maready of Eugene and Natasha Kilfoil of Monmouth. The Workers' Memorial Scholarship was established by the 1991 Legislature at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO with support from Associated Oregon Industries.