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The IOSH Student Member Bursary

From a fund bequeathed by the late Howard Phillips

Supporting you in your studies as you prepare to become the next generation of OSH professionals

IOSH became the beneficiary from the will of the late Howard Phillips during 2011 and set up a bursary fund in his memory. The IOSH Student Member Bursary exists to support our Student Members while they complete their IOSH accredited qualifications.

IOSH's global Members reflect a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, including people with disabilities, long term health conditions, and caring responsibilities. We encourage eligible Student Members from all walks of life to apply, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Since 2020, we have awarded more than £26,000 to 117 Student Members with our Student Member Bursary.

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The Student Member Bursary is now closed.

The award

Applicants can request up to £250 from the Student Bursary and as part of the application process will be asked to provide an itemised list that outlines their intended use of the funding. The bursary will be paid directly to the applicant via BACS transfer.


Applicants must be a current IOSH Student Member at the time of their application. Individuals who apply after their Student Membership end date will not be considered.

How to apply

Applicants must submit their application using the online application form. The Student Member Bursary is now closed.

Awarding decisions

Decisions will be made by a three-person panel selected from IOSH. Panel members will represent Membership, Governance and Advice and Practice.

Outcome of your application

The outcome of the panel’s decision will be shared with each applicant via email as soon as possible after the application window has closed. If successful, you will be contacted to provide us with your bank details. Following this, payment will be made as soon as possible.

Terms and conditions
  1. The bursary is open to current IOSH Student Members who are studying an IOSH-accredited qualification or the SHE Technician Apprenticeship.
  2. The bursary will only be awarded if the applications are of sufficient merit and standard.
  3. The administration of the award is undertaken by IOSH.
  4. By submitting an application, the applicant will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions of the award.
  5. The entry must be original and be the work of the applicant.
  6. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The bursary may need to be repaid if the student does not complete their course, or if they withdraw from their course.


If you have any questions about the Bursary or require assistance, then please email StudentMembership@iosh.com.


“This bursary, coupled with my IOSH qualification, has assisted me in taking steps to achieve my goals and provided resources to improve my functionality."  Will Bond

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