Carol Ross Scholarship Winner 2023

We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2023 Carol Ross Scholarship: Garrit Holmes! This year, we received many outstanding applications from passionate students pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Garrit’s dedication to the field and commitment to promoting safety accessibility for workers in Alberta truly stood out, making him a deserving winner of this prestigious scholarship.

Meet Garrit Holmes:

Garrit Holmes is embarking on his second year of studies at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), where he is pursuing a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. His journey in the field of OHS began with a strong desire to engage directly with workers, advocating for their safety, and fostering a culture of collaboration in the workplace. Beyond his academic pursuits, Garrit aspires to develop skills that extend beyond the workplace, allowing him to excel in coordinating HSE programs for building projects and acting as a general safety educator.

Garrit believes in the power of lifelong learning and views education as a continuous journey towards excellence. He is enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead of him and is committed to making a meaningful impact in the realm of Occupational Health and Safety.

In his own words, Garrit expresses his gratitude: “Thank you to the Alberta Association of Safety Partnerships (AASP), SafetyVantage, AuditSoft, and, of course, Carol Ross for this endowment that will assist in facilitating my studies and assist me in my ultimate journey of promoting safety accessibility for workers in Alberta.”

Congratulations once again to Garrit Holmes, our 2023 Carol Ross Scholarship Recipient!

About the Carol Ross Scholarship:

Now in its fourth year, the Carol Ross Scholarship Program continues to support exceptional students like Garrit who are passionate about pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies. This scholarship provides the winner with a generous award of $3,000 CDN to aid in their educational journey in the field of OHS.

AuditSoft and SafetyVantage sponsor the program. We’re proud to support students like Garrit who are dedicated to making a difference in workplace safety and enhancing the well-being of workers across Alberta. The Carol Ross Scholarship allows us to empower safety leaders of the future.

Apply for the 2024 Carol Ross Scholarship:

Are you an aspiring Occupational Health and Safety professional? The application process for the 2024 Carol Ross Scholarship will open on January 1, 2024, and remain open until July 31, 2024. We encourage all eligible students to learn more about the scholarship and apply for this incredible opportunity to advance your studies and career in OHS.