2023 Dade Moeller Scholarship Awards

In honor of Dade W. Moeller, the Health Physics Society (HPS) will give two awards annually dependent on qualified nominations or applicants: the "Dade Moeller Scholarship Award" and the "Dade Moeller Scholarship Award Memorializing Kelly Austin." These awards will be given to individuals who are students during the upcoming academic year or are currently enrolled in a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program in health physics or related nuclear or environmental sciences at an accredited college or university located in the United States.

Nominations may be submitted online by:

  • A Student Member of the Society;
  • A Voting Member of the Society on behalf of a student;
  • An academic program director who is not a member of the Society provided the nomination is sponsored by a Voting Member; or
  • A student faculty advisor who is not a member of the Society provided the nomination is sponsored by a Voting Member.

Required Materials

Submit the HPS fellowships and scholarships 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.

Please email a single PDF packet of all your information to HPSApplication@Burkinc.com or submit a hard copy to the Secretariat at the address below. The packet (emailed or hard copy) should contain the following items and be in the listed order.
Please do NOT submit anything beyond what is asked for here:
  1. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (nonofficial transcript is fine).
  2. A one-page statement about your personal career goals, including a statement about your intent to enter the field of health physics.
  3. Your CV, with a maximum of 3 pages.
  4. 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 include your advisor's contact information. Applicants for entering graduate students need not have been formally accepted by the program at the time this letter is written.
  5. Two signed and sealed letters of recommendation from people attesting to your potential for study in health physics—emailed/mailed under separate cover.

Supporting material should be emailed/mailed with a postmark no later than 1 March 2023 to:

Jill Drupa
Health Physics Society
950 Herndon Parkway
Suite 450
Herndon, VA 20170
phone: 703-790-1745
fax: 703-790-2672

Selection Criteria:

  • Awardee shall have met the eligibility requirements for the award and remains in good academic standing in the program described in the recipient's nomination package.
  • Preference shall be given to Student Members of the Society.
  • Awardees shall be willing and able to attend the subsequent annual meeting following announcement of award and shall make suitable efforts to participate in the technical program.

The Award consists of the following:

  • Monetary support of $3,500 to the recipient for educational expenses with disbursement in September and January during the upcoming academic year—provided by the Dade Moeller Fund.
  • Nominal monetary support limited to $1,500 to the recipient to support attendance at the subsequent annual meeting of the Society following announcement of the award to cover travel, lodging, meals, incidentals, and other reasonable, normal, and routine expenses—provided by the Dade Moeller Fund.
  • Complimentary registration at the meeting—provided by the HPS.
  • Complimentary tickets to the Society's awards ceremony—provided by the HPS.

Submittal and all supporting materials must be submitted no later than 1 March 2023. Award winners will be notified by 3 May 2023.

Note: Only US students are eligible for these scholarships.

Click here to access the HPS fellowships and scholarships application form.