September 22, 2023

Safety specialist awarded Hero Behind Hero Scholarship

Sarah Martin, a safety support specialist for a plant in Ohio, loves safety.

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Sarah Martin

“I have a soaring desire to work in safety and in developing bigger and better solutions for a safer, more efficient workplace,” said Martin, who helped develop a safety program at her workplace “and started a positive change in the safety culture at our plant.”

Martin will be able to nourish her love of safety as she was recently awarded a Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship from CSU.
The Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship honors the spouses and children of active-duty public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers) and National Guard and military men and women, and covers tuition for up to 24 months for one specific online degree program with CSU.

Martin is the wife of Bernard Martin, a volunteer paramedic/firefighter, and she, too, is a volunteer paramedic. She plans to use the scholarship to earn a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health with CSU.

“My drive to learn more about safety and health seems to have no end. I have researched the career opportunities in environmental safety and health and most opportunities best suited for me in that field require the bachelor’s degree. So that is where I plan to focus my efforts,” she explained.

To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, please call 888-785-3006 or send an email to