Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Meeting

Monetary Award


divided amongst winning local sections


The Local Section Meritorious Award is presented to the ANS local sections that have conducted the most worthwhile events; have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year. The awards are presented at the Local Section Workshop at the ANS Winter Meeting. The selected sections are required to give a presentation on their category at Local Section Workshop or a LSC webinar.

All official local sections of the Society are eligible for the award.

The award consists of a certificate and monetary award (up to $1,200 distributed amongst the sections).


This award was established in 1971 by the Local Sections Committee to recognize outstanding events by the local sections. In 2019, the ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division contributed $31,000 to fully-fund the award.

Selection Method

Local sections submit an annual report and a 1-2 page summary stating which award categories (see Award Criteria) the section wishes to be considered for. Sections may also submit supporting documentation that highlights the section’s most notable accomplishments from the past year.

These are evaluated by a subcommittee composed of individuals from the Local Sections Committee and ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division, which selects the awardees. The national Honors and Awards Committee may consult as appropriate.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Honors and Awards
American Nuclear Society
555 N. Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526-5535

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