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Nuclear Criticality Safety Pioneers Scholarship

Administered by the NCS Division, this scholarship is in recognition of those individuals who have been identified as being"Pioneers" in the industry and who have made major contributions to nuclear criticality safety. These individuals as well as a brief summary of their significant contributions will be maintained on the NCS division's web site.

One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate nuclear science/engineering major, with the desired emphasis on areas supporting nuclear criticality safety. These areas include, but are not limited to, computer code development for neutron transport calculations, critical or subcritical experiments, and neutron cross section evaluation.

Evaluation Criteria

Contributions to American Nuclear Society (30%)

  • National ANS activities, including meeting attendance and offices held;
  • Student ANS Chapter activities, including all offices held;
  • Local section activities including meeting attendance and offices held; and
  • Other activities that are aligned with ANS objective, 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 three faculty members.

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