Scholarships and Grants

Dade Moeller Scholarship Awards

In honor of Dade W. Moeller, there will be two awards given annually—the "Dade Moeller Scholarship Award" and one "Dade Moeller Scholarship Award Memorializing Kelly Austin"—given to individuals who are enrolled as students in a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program in health physics or related nuclear or environmental sciences at an accredited college or university.

Each award shall consist of the following:

  • Monetary support of $3,500 during one academic year to the recipient for educational expenses to be sent out in September and January.
  • Nominal monetary support up to $1,500 to the recipient to support attendance at the annual meeting of the Health Physics Society (summer meeting) to cover travel, lodging, meals, incidentals, and other reasonable, normal, and routine expenses.
  • Complimentary registration at the meeting.
  • Complimentary tickets to the Society's Awards Ceremony.

Please see this page for more information on the Dade Moeller Scholarship Awards.

Environmental/Radon Section Scholarship

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:

  1. Be students accepted into a graduate program in the United States, though exceptions to this requirement will be considered in some circumstances.
  2. 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.

Please see this page for more information on the Environmental/Radon Section Scholarship.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program (Application deadline: typically in February)

  • Must be a junior or senior in an undergraduate program and have declared a major in science or engineering.

Diversity Recruitment Through Education and Mentoring Summer Program (DREAM) (Bottom of page, Application deadline: typically in February)

  • Must be a junior or senior in an undergraduate program and have declared a major in science or engineering.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

DHS Student Opportunities

Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) (Applications accepted three times a year for summer, fall, and spring terms.)

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Student Research Participation Program (SRP) (Application deadline: typically March)

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

DOE-Funded Undergraduate Fellowships in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry (Application deadline: typically March)

  • Summer schools are sponsored by the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

DOE Scholars Program (Application deadline: typically January)

  • Applicants must be US citizens and undergraduates, graduates, or postgraduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and information technology, physics, business, policy, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, law, communications, and other related areas.
  • Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

National Science Foundation

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) (Application deadline: last Wednesday in March)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

The following grants are to academic institutions and are not to individual students. Individual students should not apply or contact the NRC. (Information about the scholarships may be accessed through 

Public Health Service

Commissioned Officer Student Training Programs 

  • Must be a rising junior or senior in either undergraduate or graduate studies.

ASSP Scholarships and Grants

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation provides awards to occupational safety and health (OS&H) students and professionals through its scholarships and grants program. The scholarship application period is from 1 September to 1 December every year. The ASSP Foundation exists to provide programs that advance the safety profession because safety matters—for workers, for families, and for the future of our world. The awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health, and the environment.

If students' degrees are not OS&H degrees, it is their responsibility to make the case in their student narrative for why their studies are relevant to the ASSP mission of guiding the safety profession forward.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions before filling out the application. Applicants will be required to:

  • Submit transcripts from every university they have attended.
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation.
  • Have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and (if applicable) a 3.5 graduate GPA.

All applications are reviewed by the ASSP Foundation Scholarship Award & Selection Committee. Award recipients are notified and announced on the ASSP Foundation's website in April. There is more information on the program on the ASSP Foundation website.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Interns, Fellows, and Scholars

NASA's website describes the recruitment, application, selection, and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available. This site lists internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities at NASA's many centers and facilities.

Education levels for internships and fellowships range from high school sophmores to postdoctorate students. Graduating high school seniors must have a letter of admittance to an accredited US college or university to qualify for any internship.

Internships/fellowships may be at a NASA center or may be at a NASA industry or academic partner. You can restrict your search to a set of one or more NASA centers. Sessions can be up to a year in length. (Applications accepted year round)