NRC-Sponsored Undergraduate Scholarship

The Schools of Health Sciences and Nuclear Engineering are pleased to announce an NRC- sponsored scholarship to the undergraduates who are enrolled in the Radiological Health Sciences or Nuclear Engineering programs at Purdue University. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Apr.30, 2015. The announcement below is for the scholarship for the students in the School of Health Sciences. If you are a student in the School of Nuclear Engineering, please go to the Nuclear Engineering website or contact Ms. Chrystal Randler ( for more information.

Scholarship applications may be submitted by students who are enrolled in the Radiological Health Sciences program at the School of Health Sciences and who have at least one semester left in the program. The scholarship provides $5,000/semester for spring and fall semesters. The scholarship will be awarded on a semester by semester basis for up to 4 semesters, and renewal is contingent upon continued full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, and a cumulative GPA above 3.0. Please contact Prof. Linda Nie ( at the School of Health Sciences if you have any questions regarding this scholarship. Listed below is some detailed information about the scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

1). Tuition coverage of $5,000/semester;

2). Recommendation to summer internships in related fields.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

1). US citizens or lawful US permanent residents;

2). Enrolled in the Radiological Health Sciences undergraduate program at the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University;

3). Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;

4). Willing to commit to working 6 months in the nuclear industry for every year or partial year of support on the NRC Fellowship. The “nuclear industry” is defined as follows:
"NRC, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear-related industry, or academia in the recipients' sponsored fields of study."

To apply, please submit the following information to Prof. Linda Nie at the School of Health Sciences by December 15, 2015 for the spring 2016 semester and March 15, 2016 for the fall 2016 semester:

1). A copy of your resume;

2). Unofficial transcript;

3). Names of 3 references along with their contact information;

4). Statement of interest in working for the nuclear industry (as defined above under eligibility criteria). The statement should be approximately 500 words describing the student's commitment to working in the nuclear industry as well as any experience with the nuclear industry such as internships and co-ops;

5). One paragraph of intended goals of the undergraduate study;

6). Completed and signed Service Agreement - please see link below.

Service Agreement

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