Society News Archive

9 June 2015
The Environmental/Radon Section Scholarship Deadline Extended

The Environmental/Radon Section of the Health Physics Society (HPS) is dedicated to promoting students within our discipline. To this end, the Environmental/Radon Section is proud to sponsor the F. Ward Whicker Scholarship. This scholarship will provide $2,000 per year ($1,000 for the first semester and $1,000 for the second semester—dependent on successful completion of the first semester). Eligible candidates must be:

  • students accepted into a graduate program in the United States, though exceptions to this requirement will be considered in some circumstances, and
  • have projects and academic coursework focusing any of the following: radon (e.g., measurement, health impacts, epidemiology, etc.), environmental health physics, measurements of environmental radioactivity (including radiochemistry), or radioecology.

One scholarship is awarded annually and the award is rotated to a different student each year.  The application deadline for this year has been extended to 26 June 2015. Email submissions with electronic files are preferred.  The award will be announced by 13 July 2015.