SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR MINORITY CONTRACTORS
BECOME A NATIONALLY CERTIFIED
RADON MEASUREMENT AND MITIGATION PROVIDER
The primary purpose of this scholarship from the NC Radon Program is to increase the number of minority radon measurement and mitigation providers throughout North Carolina in order to increase awareness, testing and mitigation of elevated radon levels in the homes of the minority communities.
Description of Scholarship
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radon Program, in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services.
The NC Radon Program focuses on empowering all North Carolinians with information on how to reduce radon induced lung cancer. Statewide survey data has shown that knowledge of radon in minority communities is low. As a result, the NC Radon Program seeks to increase the number of minority certified radon measurement and mitigation professionals in North Carolina.
Scholarship Amount: $800
Funds for this scholarship will be provided by the North Carolina Radon Program directly to the National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University. After being accepted by the Radon Program, each participant will be responsible for a non-refundable $50 registration fee.
About the Training Provided
The training is administered entirely online by the National Radon Program Services. Funds from this grant partially support the registration fee to become both a certified radon measurement provider and certified radon mitigator. Participants are expected to 1) complete both the measurement courses within a 6-month period; 2) take the certification exam with one of the nationally recognized radon certification programs (measurement exam and mitigation exam are each about $150), and 3) serve as a certified radon measurement and/or mitigation provider within six months after completion of the program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Recipients of this grant will be selected based on the following criteria:
Experience working in the construction trades (e.g. home inspection, carpentry, plumbing, etc.);
Ability to network within minority communities in North Carolina.
Education Program Requirements
Must have access to a computer and internet to complete the online training program.
Applicants must provide two references, with at least one reference being someone who can speak to your work experience and work ethic. Please include contact information for references including phone number and email address.
Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay discussing 1) how they meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the scholarship, including number of years of experience in construction trade, and 2) the role they hope to play in advancing radon testing and mitigation within the North Carolina minority communities. Applications should include applicant name, phone number, email address, the essay, and the name and contact information for two references. Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022. Send applications including essay as a Microsoft document via email to Phillip.Gibson@dhhs.nc.gov
For questions or additional information please contact Phillip Gibson (828) 712-0972.