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Local Section Meritorious Award


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


This award was established in 1971 by the Local Sections Committee to recognize outstanding events by the local sections. All official local sections of the Society are eligible for the award. As of 2019, the ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division has agreed to sponsor the monetary award (up to $1,200 distributed amongst the recipients).

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 Deadline:
Monetary Award:
August 1
Winter Meeting

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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