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Before You Apply

Applying for an ANS scholarship takes some time, but the effort can be well worth it.

Here are a few things that you can do to help you prepare to apply. The hints below were provided by our staff and are based on questions that we receive during the process.


Information to Gather

Collecting the following information will help you complete the online application:

  • Department Chair – The name, email address and phone number of the department chair at your university. This is the person who your check and certificate will be mailed to in August. If you do not know, ask your faculty advisor.
  • Current Transcript – The name, email address and phone number of your faculty advisor or school's registrar's office to send a request for transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are accepted but can only be submitted by the institution.  Applicant who send this request to themselves will be disqualified.
  • Sponsorship - The name, email address and phone number of your faculty advisor. Sponsorship for scholarship must come from your academic advisor or the faculty advisor of an ANS Student Section or Alpha Nu Sigma Chapter. This is to establish that the applicant is indeed a student and deserving of funds provided by ANS for the scholarship. Your sponsor should be someone who knows you and is familiar with your involvement in ANS
  • References - The name, email address and phone number of two (2) individuals who are familiar with your qualifications (preferably employers or faculty members).
  • A list of academic and ANS related groups in which you have participated in and any corresponding leadership positions.
  • A list of honors and awards that you received when participating in school and volunteer related groups and organizations and the level of each award (Local, State, Regional or National).
  • A list of employment during school and during the summer. You will need to know start and end dates and average hours worked.
  • Personal Statement - This essay question this year is, "Describe in 500 words or less what made you choose a career in nuclear science/engineering/technology. Address the following questions in your statement: In what aspect of nuclear science/engineering/technology do you plan to concentrate, and why? How far do you expect to go with your formal education, and why?" 
  • Research – If you plan on applying for any Division-Administered scholarships named after someone, you should research the individual the award is named after. This may be useful if the division requires an additional essay. See our full listing of Scholarship Programs to learn more about each award.

Check out a Sample Application

Want to be  double sure you have everything? The following sample applications are provided to help you prepare your information before beginning the online application. The hard copy will not be accepted for application to our scholarships as we only accept online applications.

sample General application

sample NEED application


Get Started

Ready to begin your application? Start here! We look forward to learning more about you.

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