:: Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (HSA)

Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

Dear Ms. Ortiz,

I wish to thank you and I am honored to have been selected to be a recipient for the Joseph A. Holmes Scholarship Program. Thanks so much, words can’t explain how much this will help. I greatly appreciate all of the assistance you have given me!!!

Due to my strong interest in this field, in addition to working full-time I have been enrolled as a full-time college student. I am very pleased to announce that, since my previous attempt to be awarded a Holmes Scholarship; I have been awarded an Associate Degree with a 3.8 GPA. I graduated with Presidential Honors and was on the Dean’s List for all semesters. I have now begun to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Occupational Health and Safety.

In summary, the award of this scholarship would not only be a personal honor, but would allow me to continue to advance my education.

Sincerely, Keisha Stevens UTSA San Antonio, Texas


Dear Scholarship Committee,

I would like to take this time to thank the scholarship committee for selecting me to receive the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. This will be my last year at the University of Arizona, and I will graduate with a Mining Engineering degree.

I was also married in September; and this scholarship will help me pay for school during my first year of marriage. It makes me proud to say I received this scholarship from a respected mining organization that helps students achieve their goals of a degree in the mining industry.

Once again, I thank the committee for allowing me the means to accomplish my goals of graduating with an engineering degree.

Respectfully Yours, Richard C. Sivils University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona

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