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 Kelly Austin Scholarship Award"—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

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

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Currently on Hold

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) (Applications accepted January, June, and October)

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Student Research Participation Program (SRP) (Deadline in January, May, and October)

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

DOE-Funded Undergraduate Fellowships in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry

  • Summer schools are sponsored by the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Summer schools are six-week programs held at Brookhaven National Laboratory and San Jose State University. David Robertson is the national director for ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry. Phone: 573-882-5346.

DOE Scholars Program (Applications accepted 16 October to 15 December)

  • Applicants must be U.S. 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) (Deadline 28 March 2018)

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 The first three grants have an application deadline of 30 October 2017.

Public Health Service

Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Programs (Deadline 10 December 2018)

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

ASSE Scholarships and Grants (Applications accepted 1 September to 1 December every year)

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 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 ASSE 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 ASSE 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 ASSE Foundation Scholarship Award & Selection Committee. Award recipients are notified and announced on the ASSE Foundation's website in April. There is more information on the program on the ASSE Foundation website.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Interns and Fellows

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers the recruitment, application, selection, and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

NASA internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.

NASA fellowships are competitive awards to support independently conceived or designed research or senior design projects by highly qualified faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, in disciplines needed to help advance NASA's missions, thus affording them the opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. NASA fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation and generate measurable research results that contribute to NASA's current and future science and technology goals.