Sponsoring Organization or Individual

Nuclear Criticality Safety Division (NCSD)

Selection Process

A selection committee will be established by the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division

Academic Level

Graduate (Masters or Ph.D.)


1 awarded annually @ $3,000/each

Special Selection Criteria, Restrictions, and Other Special Requirements (If Any)

Nuclear Engineering major, with the desired emphasis on areas supporting nuclear criticality safety such as computer code development for neutron transport calculations, critical or subcritical experiments, and neutron cross-section experiments.

Evaluation Criteria

Contributions to American Nuclear Society (30%)

  • National ANS activities, including meeting attendance and offices held;
  • ANS Student Sections activities, including all offices, held;
  • Local section activities including meeting attendance and offices held; and
  • Other activities that are aligned with ANS objectives, such as ones that promote public understanding of nuclear energy/research.

Financial Need (20%)

  • A statement of financial need, including special circumstances;
  • The average number of hours per week that the student works for pay, during the school year;
  • The dollar value of all scholarships received for the school year.

Professional Accomplishments and Career Objectives (20%)

  • A summary of accomplishments that includes honors, awards, professional work activities, and special interest activities.
  • A description of long-term and short-term professional objectives (especially indication of interest in NCS)

Academic Performance (30%)

  • A transcript
  • Faculty Recommendations - Completed recommendations from two faculty members.


February 1

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