The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), is proud to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship for $2,500. As the world continues to watch and feels the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), individuals are desperately needed on the frontlines and in research to combat COVID-19and  future pandemics. To encourage and reward passionate and dedicated individuals who enter the dynamic and ever-evolving field of health and safety, ISEA is helping to reduce education costs. Applicants nationwide who are pursuing a degree in health and safety are encouraged to apply.

In addition, there is a call for organizations to help match funds so that two or more deserving students receive a scholarship this year.

“Our world, our communities are coming together to support each other,” said Craig Wallentine, Chairman, Board of Trustees for ISEA. “We have watched the courage and tireless dedication of fellow health and safety workers during this time, and we want to encourage and foster that dedication in future industry heroes.”

ISEA instituted the Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship as a legacy program to encourage new generations to enter the Safety and Health profession and to help defray educational costs to eligible candidates as they pursue a career in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety. It was created to recognize the contribution that Shipp has made to ISEA and the safety and health of American workers during his 25 years as President of ISEA. 

“We at ISEA have the continued safety of our workers worldwide dominant in goals. In that regard, we need creative, bright new minds to come and lead the next generations for innovation and benchmark standards,” said Charles Johnson, current ISEA President.

The annual scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is open to college undergraduate students enrolled in majors geared toward a career in safety and health, (such as, but not limited to, Environmental Science, Fire Protection, Health Physics, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety) who are currently registered as full-time students in North America. A full-time student is one who is carrying 12 credit hours per semester, trimester, or quarter. Applicants must have at least one full year of study remaining in their degree program.

This scholarship is awarded based on academic and extra-curricular achievement and financial need, and the recipients are selected by an independent review panel unaffiliated with ISEA. Interested applicants can review the criteria and download an application form at or go to the ISEA website and click from the links below in the “Scholarship Resources” section. The completed application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST), August 8, 2020, to