Applications for the 2015 scholarships have closed. Check back for an announcement about the 2016 scholarship program and deadlines. Until then, the information below about the 2015 program will be kept online as a reference.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 [Skip down to application]


The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association endeavors to promote health and safety within the mining industry. We believe that providing financial aid to students in the pursuit of education related to mine safety will result in safer mines and healthier environments within the mining industry.

To that end, we have instituted this scholarship program and encourage new generations to enter the mine safety and health profession. A financial award is given to deserving candidates to help defray their educational costs in a field related to mining health and safety.


This scholarship program is open to persons who are pursuing careers in the mining industry, safety and health-related fields. Scholarship awards are available in the following categories:

  1. High school graduates (graduating seniors) enrolled in a college or university degree program.
  2. Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university degree program.
  3. Graduates of a college or university pursuing a graduate degree.

Application Requirements

Applicant must complete the application, which consists of the following:

  1. Transcript of grades for the last three years of completed education
  2. Financial disclosure
  3. Short Essay (200-300 words)
  4. List of extracurricular Activities

Mail original application for receipt by May 1, 2015 deadline.

Selection Process

Committee members review applications and select qualified scholarship recipients based on demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, financial need, Grade Point Average (GPA), leadership, and future career interest in a mining-related field. The committee comes to a consensus and the successful applicant (s) will be notified by June, 2015.

Scholarship Award Amount

Award amount will vary based on scholarship funding and each individual application. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability. The scholarship funding will be awarded and ready for fall semester of 2014. The funding is sent directly to the college or university; credited to the student’s financial account to be used only for the student’s tuition and books.

Documents and Forms

To download an application for the Holmes Safety Association Scholarship Program, please use the links below or send a request to Bob Novello, Committee Chairperson at the address below.

Deadline: May 1, 2015 (postmarked)

Mail completed application to:
Bob Novello
Chairperson – Joseph A. Holmes Scholarship Committee
31009 La Quinta Drive
Georgetown, Texas 78628