About the Scholarship

The ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship sponsors the education of high school seniors planning to enroll in a full-time degree in nuclear engineering at an accredited institution in the United States. 

The scholarship is awarded by the American Nuclear Society to encourage students having the intent to build careers in nuclear engineering. 


ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship Award

  • The ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship award amounts to $1,000 annually. The award is non-renewable, that is it cannot be renewed up to the three additional years. 

  • The American Nuclear Society anticipates offering up to 4 awards every year. 


ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application

The scholarship applications are available online on the American Nuclear Society (ANS) website. 

  • Complete the application by providing accurate and correct information

  • Additional documents to be submitted consist of a 500-word essay, high school transcripts, and letters of recommendation from the teachers or counselors

  • Ensure that the information provided in the application matches with that in the supplemental documents

  • All applications and additional materials should be submitted not later than the deadline date.

  • Application packages must be mailed at least seven days prior to the deadline date. 


ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application Deadline

All applications and other supporting documents must be submitted not later than April 1, 2019. No applications will be accepted past the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be enrolled in a degree program related to nuclear science or nuclear engineering.

  • The applicant may or may not be U.S. citizen.

  • The applicant must be enrolled with an established ANS Student Section or Alpha Nu Sigma chapter in an accredited institution in the United States.

  • The applicant may be a high school senior enrolled with an interest in working in nuclear science and technology in college pursuing courses in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) as a full-time student.


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