In an ongoing effort to advance the field of occupational safety and health, VPPPA has established a scholarship program for VPPPA members and their families. 

The VPPPA Scholarship Program supports students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to safety and health in their schools and communities.

Applications for scholarships must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. Send your applications to the national office via email, mail or fax:

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Mail: VPPPA, Inc.
Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee
7600 E Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043

Fax: (703) 761-1148; Attention: Awards/Scholarship Committee

To support VPPPA's Scholarships and future leaders in safety and health, please find out more about the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Scholarship donations are used as seed money to accrue interest that will finance the scholarships annually. VPPPA is accepting donations toward the Scholarship Fund. Donations are 100% tax deductible.


June Brothers Scholarship

The VPPPA June Brothers Scholarship was established in 2005 and is intended for students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the safety/health/environmental field. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a college or university. This annual scholarship is granted to one student who is either employed at a VPPPA Full member site or to the child/grandchild of a member.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the either the trades or the environmental, safety and health areas. Students can be either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, reference letter from a high school teacher, a professor from the University they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
  • Other criteria used to evaluate all applicants include demonstrated leadership skills in extracurricular activities, involvement in professional organizations, communication skills and other awards and honors earned at educational institutions.

Stephen Brown Scholarship

The VPPPA Stephen Brown Scholarship was established in 2005 and is intended for students pursuing a degree in the trades. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a vocational school, college or university. This annual scholarship is granted to one student who is either employed at a VPPPA Full member site or to the child/grandchild of a member.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the either the trades or the environmental, safety and health areas. Students can be either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, reference letter from a high school teacher, a professor from the University they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
  • Other criteria used to evaluate all applicants include demonstrated leadership skills in extracurricular activities, involvement in professional organizations, communication skills and other awards and honors earned at educational institutions.

William "Sully" Sullivan Scholarship

During the February 2007 VPPPA National Board of Directors meeting, the board established the VPPPA William "Sully" Sullivan Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to recognize an employee at a VPPPA Full member site who has made significant contributions to the VPP program at his/her site. This scholarship is open to employees enrolled in or enrolling in a vocational school, college or university.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. The VPP site must be a VPPPA Full member in good standing to qualify.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their contributions to VPP at their site.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) either full-time or part-time.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, an official transcript and a reference letter relating to your VPP involvement at your site from a site VPP coordinator, operations manager, site EHS staff, OSHA, Regional VPPPA Chapter Chairperson, etc.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.

Sergeant Safety Scholarship

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s Sergeant Safety Scholarship (aka DoD Scholarship) is intended for students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the safety/health/environmental field and associated with the Department of Defense or contractor sites. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in or enrolling in a college or university.

  • Applications will be accepted from students who either work at a current VPP site or who are the children/grandchildren of an employee of a VPP site. 
  • Students must be pursuing a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in the environmental, safety or health areas.
  • All applicants must complete the application for the scholarship program that they are eligible for and submit an official transcript, resume and biography, reference letter from a high school teacher, professor or department head from the university they are attending or a supervisor at a current job, and a reference letter from the relative working at the VPP site.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.