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A record number of people applied for a 2023 Michael Adamson NEBOSH Diploma Scholarship and NEBOSH responded by awarding a record number of scholarships – doubling the number awarded to 20.

More than 1,300 people applied for this year’s scholarship which is named in memory of Michael Adamson who lost his life in a preventable workplace incident. The programme is designed to help aspiring health and safety professionals develop the skills they need to succeed in the workplace and keep people safe from harm. Recipients each receive paid-for study for the NEBOSH Level 6 National or International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals. 

The judging panel included NEBOSH Diploma holders David Ongesa and Gina Biggs, NEBOSH’s Dee Arp and Matt Powell-Howard, and Louise Adamson, Michael’s sister and NEBOSH Ambassador. They commented on the dedication and passion all of the applicants had for keeping people safe and healthy in their workplaces and beyond.

The recipients all showed exceptional passion, ambition and a genuine commitment to not only their personal development but that of their colleagues, organisations, profession and country. They are: 

• Lorraine Bostoff

• Louise Birchall

• Bibiana Nkeng

• Elizabeth Sharland-Wong

• Fraser Herd

• India Lambley

• Logan Holmes

• Adaora Ijeamaka Ogbu

• Kingsley Ahanonu

• Munachimso Solomon Nduchegwo

• Lucky Ujirioghene Amos

• Prudence Uwailomwan Alabo

• Abanum Iruoghene Isakpa

• Sidra Tul Muntaha

• Kenile Judith Ofunne

• Khadija Asif

• Michael Ojonugwa Akor

• Isaac Kasyoka Mutunga

• Micheal Frimpong Manso

• Winifred Bisaba Ayelsum

Abanum said: “I am incredibly honoured and I am thrilled to have been chosen for this opportunity. I am eagerly looking forward to commencing the NEBOSH Diploma. This scholarship will not only provide me with a comprehensive understanding of occupational health and safety management but will also equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in my field, thus preventing workplace incidents and contributing to the society at large.”

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