National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest

Write your safety story

In this quarterly opportunity, students are asked to submit a written or recorded essay describing how OSHA training has impacted the way they recognize hazards and how that knowledge will benefit their future. CareerSafe selects up to four students to be awarded a $500 scholarship each quarter.

Quarter 1
January 1st – March 31st
Quarter 2
April 1st – June 30th
Quarter 3
July 1st – September 30th
Quarter 4
October 1st – December 31st
Each quarterly entry period beings at 12:00 AM CST on the first date of each quarter and ends at 5:00 PM CST on the last day of the quarter.

How to Enter

Contestants can submit entries online or by mail (see submission instructions below). The date your submission is digitally submitted or postmarked will determine the quarter in which your essay will be judged.

To submit online: Simply use the file uploader on this page. Be sure to include your essay, your entry form, and your release form (see Eligibility details for required forms).

To submit by mail: Print your essay and attach your entry form and release form (see Eligibility details for required forms). Mail entries to: 

CareerSafe 
National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest 
1005 University Drive East 
College Station, TX 77840 

Essay Qualifications

Written essays must: be 800 words or less; be typed and double-spaced; use a 12-point Arial (or equivalent) font; and have numbered pages and one-inch margins.  

Video essays must: consist of an oral presentation in front of the camera; be approximately 60-90 seconds long; and be exported in either .mp4 or .mov format.

Eligibility

Each entrant must have a sponsor (e.g., teacher, mentor, adviser, or parent/guardian). Additionally, students must have completed at least one of the following CareerSafe courses: 

  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry 
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Automotive)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Cosmetology)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Culinary)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Manufacturing)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Veterinary)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Public Safety), (Public Safety: EMS), (Public Safety: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security) 
Please refer to the Official Contest Rules for additional requirements and information.
Additionally, to be considered an eligible contestant, every entrant must include an Official Entry Form and an Official Liability Release Form with entry:

Questions? Contact us

For questions about your submission, please contact us at  contest@careersafeonline.com.