SALEM — Nine Oregon high school graduates are recipients of the 2018 Workers’ Memorial Scholarship awards, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) announced. The awards program helps finance higher education for family members of Oregon workers who have been fatally injured or permanently disabled on the job.
Salma Anguiano of Hermiston, a 2018 graduate of Hermiston High School, is one of the students receiving a scholarship. A vehicle accident left her stepfather, who worked at a dairy farm, a quadriplegic. Anguiano is receiving a $1,500 award.
Oregon OSHA will honor the recipients during a public ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, in Room 260 of the Labor and Industries Building in Salem.
Each of the recipients has different dreams and career aspirations. All of them have experienced the personal and financial hardships that result when a parent is lost to a workplace death or permanently disabled while on the job.