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Hans P. Loewen Scholarship


The Hans P. Loewen Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors in May 2014 for a graduating high-school senior, a college freshman or sophomore who has enrolled full-time, in college courses and is pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).

Hans P. Loewen (1994-2014) (son of ANS Past President Eric Loewen) was a 20 year old vibrant and outstanding midshipman third class at the US Naval Academy at the time of his untimely and tragic death. He was a member of the American Nuclear Society Student Section and studying Oceangraphy at the Academy. Hans was a kitesurfer, a rock climber, an extreme downhill longboarder, a surfer, a paddleboarder, a marksman, a parkourer, a unicyclist, a slackliner, a snowboarder, a DJ, a mountain climber, a mountain biker, an ice climber, a triathlete, a drummer, a reader, a comedian, and a foster brother. He lived life to the fullest.

Sponsoring organization or Individual

Jointly sponsored by the Young Members Group and ANS Executive Committee

Selection Process

A selection committee will be established by the Young Members Group.

Academic level

Undergraduate - Incoming Freshmen and Sophomore


1 awarded annually @ $2,000/each

Special selection criteria, restrictions, and other special requirements (if any)

  • The scholarship is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States.
  • Must be pursuing an approved scientific or engineering curriculum in a school having, or eligible to have, a Student Section of the Society, or in the Naval Nuclear Power School, or in a similar institution approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Applicants for the Hans P. Loewen scholarship must submit an essay describing their leadership qualities and, in particular, how they help others meet their goals, and their interest in supporting nuclear science and technology.
  • Applicants must be ANS National Student Member unless they are incoming freshmen. Recipients must be ANS National Student Members prior to the final disbursement of funds. Incoming freshmen selected to receive the award must become ANS National Student Members once they begin their undergraduate studies and they must notify ANS Headquarters that they have joined the Society. Once ANS verifies membership status, the funds will be dispersed.

Deadline: February 1

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