Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015.
The Eastern Washington Section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS-EWS) is committed to encouraging students to enter the rewarding fields of nuclear science and technology and to advancing the nuclear-related careers of young people.
ANS-EWS has established the Gary Troyer Memorial Scholarship to encourage high school graduates to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). One $1000 scholarship for tuition is available to a 2015 high school graduate in the following eastern Washington counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Walla Walla and Whitman.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current high school or home-schooled seniors attending school in the specified counties in eastern Washington
- Anticipate completion of high school diploma at the time of application
- Plan to pursue a degree in a STEM field at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
- Have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school
- Be active in either Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts during their youth
Preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:
- Pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering or a nuclear-related field
- Acceptance to an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
- Recipients of the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts or the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts
Scholarship established in honor of Gary Troyer
Gary Troyer was a nuclear chemist and computer scientist who tragically passed away in a 2014 vehicle accident. In addition to a distinguished professional career, he was extremely active in community and outreach activities. Gary held memberships in the American Nuclear Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Health Physics Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was both past President and President-Elect of the ANS Eastern Washington Section and a member of the Board of Directors. He was Vice-Chair and Public Relations Chair of the Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club. Gary also served as current Chairman of Citizens for Medical Isotopes and was an outspoken advocate for a strong medical isotope program.
Gary was active in the Blue Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was on the Board of Directors, served on past Council Commissioner, and had organized several Merit Badge Weekends for Scouts wanting to earn their Nuclear Technology Merit Badge. He holds the Scouting Silver Beaver Award.
The Gary Troyer Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of his many contributions to the community and to his passion for educating and furthering the independence of young people.
College and Graduate School Scholarships also available
ANS-Eastern Washington Section is also making available up to three one-year, $1000 scholarships for college and graduate students in applied nuclear science or a related field. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years in an accredited undergraduate program by June 2015 and be enrolled full-time in a four-year college or university in the U.S. Graduate students in their first or second year of study are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must be planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering or a nuclear-related field. Note that the ANS chapter scholarships are, for the most part, restricted to schools in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For more information
Visit the ANS-EWS website at http://ans-ews.org/Ansews_Blog/ and download the 2015 scholarship packets (see right column under the Downloads section). The packets include further details and application forms.
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for both scholarships is March 31, 2015.
The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. ANS provides its members with opportunities for professional development and serves the nuclear community by creating a forum for sharing information and advancements in technology, and by engaging the public and policy makers through communication outreach. The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.