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 sponsors 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). (The deadline for 2017 awards has passed.)

Required Materials

Submit the HPS Environmental/Radon Section Scholarship online application form. After you submit the form, you should receive a confirmation by email that the scholarship application has been received by the HPS. If you do not immediately receive this confirmation email, check your spam folder.

Additionally you must submit hard copies of the following to the Secretariat (the deadline for 2017 awards has passed):

  • Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • A copy of your GRE score report or, if unavailable, a copy of SAT scores.
  • A one-page statement about your personal career goals, including a statement about your intent to enter the field of health physics.
  • A summary of your health physics curriculum outlining the proposed course of study, a description of the courses to be taken, and the proposed timeline for graduate study. The plan of study must be signed by your faculty advisor and include that individual's contact information. Applicants for entering graduate students need not have been formally accepted by the program at the time this letter is written.
  • Two signed and sealed letters of recommendation from people attesting to your potential for study in health physics. Place the supporting materials into a single packet and mail to:

    Jill Drupa
    Health Physics Society
    1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 402 
    McLean, Virginia 22101 

Alternatively, these can be emailed directly as a single PDF file attachment (site to be available soon).

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.

Diversity Recruitment Through Education and Mentoring Summer Program (DREAM) 

  • 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

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 Lab and San Jose State University. David Robertson is the national director for ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear & 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 grants.gov.) The first three grants have an application deadline of 30 October 2017.

Public Health Service

Commissioned Officer Student Training Programs (Deadline 13 October 2017)

  • 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, Fellows, and Scholars, One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)

OSSI is a NASA-wide system for 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 U.S. 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.