Award Worth: $5,000
Deadline: 1 February
Nontraditional students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field
Nontraditional Student Scholarship is provided by ANS.
The purpose of the Nontraditional Student Scholarship is to expand and enrich the nuclear field by recognizing and supporting outstanding students from various cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field, who are headed to college for the first time or are returning to complete an interrupted education.
What is Nontraditional
Nontraditional is categorized as anyone who satisfies at least one of the following criteria*:
- Delays enrollment (does not enter postsecondary education in the same calendar year that he or she finished high school, or does not enter graduate school directly after receiving an undergraduate degree.)
- Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
- Works full-time (35 hours or more per week) while enrolled
- Is considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid
- Has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but may also be caregivers of sick or elderly family members)
- Does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school)
*Defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Examples of nuclear fields are, but not limited to chemical, electrical, or mechanical engineering; physics, chemistry, power economics.