Tom Dalton Memorial Scholarship

To honor Tom Dalton’s memory as a professional and as a founding member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, the scholarship is provided to the chapter membership.


The Dalton Memorial Scholarship will consist of a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 award to be used toward educational expense.  It will be awarded annually if qualified applications are received.



The Dalton Scholarship will be awarded to a full time matriculated student who is pursuing a four year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree.  For four year degree students, the applicant must have completed at least one full year at the institute of higher education and must have declared a major field of study.  Although not mandatory, preference will be given to applicants pursuing degrees in science, engineering or a related field.


The applicant must belong to the family of a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers.  A member of the Chapter is defined as an individual who has paid his or her chapter dues and has been a member of the chapter for at least 12 months.


Application must be submitted to the chapter by April 30, 2019


Applicants can receive the Dalton Scholarship only twice.  Non-winning applicants from past years may reapply and are encouraged to do so as long as they qualify for submission.


Criteria for Selection of Winner:

Candidates for the scholarship must submit a paper to the chapter explaining “What I hope to accomplish with my degree.”   Papers will be limited to 500 words or less and the winning paper will be selected by an ad-hoc committee chosen by the President of the Chapter.   In addition, a letter from one professor in the student’s major department is required.  Said letter will verify that the student is in good standing and should be considered for the scholarship.


Awarding of Scholarship:

The winner of the scholarship will be announced by the end of May, 2018.  Payment will be made to the winner at a chapter meeting. (If the winner cannot be present, the chapter member related to the winner may accept the check on his/her behalf.)  


If an insufficient number of acceptable applications are received in any year, the Chapter maintains the right not to award the scholarship in that calendar year.  In such a case, the Chapter, at the discretion of its Executive Board may award two scholarships in the subsequent year.


Download the Scholarship Rules



AHMP National Conference Scholarship Application

Due to budget constraints, the chapter is not offering member scholarships to the National Conference in 2019. We intend to revise eligibility criteria and renew this scholarship in the future.
The Scholarship will consist of a cash award toward the cost of attending the AHMP National conference. The goal of the Scholarship is to reward active participation in both the New Jersey Chapter and National.

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the New Jersey Chapter in good standing i.e., have paid their Chapter dues. Scholarships are available only to members whose employers do not provide or only partially provide financial assistance.



Jim Ross Memorial Scholarship

The New Jersey chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) announces the availability of the Jim Ross Memorial Scholarship.  Jim Ross was a consummate professional, a loyal member of the New Jersey Chapter and a dedicated teacher.


The CHMM credential (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) and the CHMP credential (Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner) can only be obtained by passing a rigorous qualification test.  Certified professionals work in a variety of fields dealing with hazardous materials and environmental health and safety issues.


Candidates attend a multi-day National Overview Course which covers the many regulations and areas of practice that the qualification test may address.  The New Jersey chapter of the ACHMM conducts an annual, National Overview Course (NOC). This year the 3-day course is being held in Branchburg, NJ.


The Jim Ross Scholarship includes the cost of the course tuition ($800.00) and the examination fee for taking the CHMM test ($300.00).



  • Individuals employed by a New Jersey institute of higher education either as a member of the faculty or in a support position (e.g., safety & health, maintenance, etc.)
  • Members of a New Jersey police or fire fighters’ organization
  • Members of county, township or local government
  • Members of a New Jersey LEPC or hazmat team
  • Military personnel serving in New Jersey

Applicants who meet the IHMM’s examination requirements must also take the CHMM or CHMP exams.  Visit to find out more.


HOW DO I APPLY?   Complete the form and submit as instructed on the form.


WHEN DO I NEED TO APPLY?   You must submit the application form by August 20, 2014.


WHEN WILL THE WINNER BE ANNOUNCED?  The winner will be notified by email by Friday, August 30, 2014.


Need more information?   Submit your questions by email to Dan Levine at

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