2020-2021 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Please see below for the award description and criteria (please scroll down to the end of the page to find the US NRC Scholarship which has different criteria and a separate application process).

Application/nomination package:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Brief statement (see nomination form)
  3. Permission agreement form

Deadline: February 8, 2021

Submission: Please submit the above documents as a combined pdf file through the following website https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9siPjpnZa7feUHb by February 8, 2021. Contact Helen Terrell if you have any questions (hterrell@purdue.edu; 765-494-8102).

 

Descriptions and criteria

Jeff Kizer Award  - $3,000

The Jeff Kizer Award recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic and professional achievement, leadership ability, and ethical conduct majoring in the Environmental Health Science program.  The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. students enrolled in the last 2 years of the program (semesters 5-7); and
  2. financial need as determined by the University’s division of financial aid

Robert R. Landolt Radiological Health Scholarship - $1,000

The Robert R. Landolt Radiological Health Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement in the Radiological Health Sciences program. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. the student must be a junior or senior and have at least one semester of enrollment remaining (semesters 5-7); and
  3. preference given to members of the Purdue Health Physics Society

 

The Merit Scholarship in Radiological Health Sciences - $4,000

The Merit Scholarship award recognizes a freshman or sophomore student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievements in the radiological health sciences program. The Scholarship was established by Dr. Craig Yoder. It encourages undergraduate students in their early years of education to seek a degree in the radiological health sciences. The Award is a merit-based annual award, but can be renewed if the awardees remain in good standing. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. the student must be a freshman or sophomore (semesters 1-4)
  2. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and
  3. major (or with a concentration) in radiological health sciences

 

Richard Vetter Scholarship in Health Sciences - $1,000

The Richard Vetter Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement and leadership ability in all areas of School of Health Sciences’ programs. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. the student must have at least one semester of enrollment remaining (semesters 1-7)
  2. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and
  3. leadership

Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science - $1,000

The Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science recognizes a rising senior with preference, but not limited to, students majoring in Radiological Health. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. financial need determined by the University’s division of financial aid (the student needs to file a FASFA)
  2. the student must be a rising senior and have at least one semester of enrollment remaining (semesters 6 and 7) and
  3. leadership

Undergraduate Service Award - $1,000

The Undergraduate Service Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions in support of student activities. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. the student must be a junior or a senior (semesters 5-8)
  2. assistance to staff/faculty in academic/professional activities
  3. attitude toward serving; and
  4. activities in professional organizations within the School of Health Sciences

Distinguished Health Sciences Student Award - $1,000

The Distinguished Health Sciences Student Award is presented annually to an outstanding senior in Health Sciences, who is not majoring in medical technology, on the basis of scholarship, professional attitude, and service. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.3; and
  2. the student must be scheduled to graduate in May of the semester that the award is presented or by the end of the following fall semester (semester 8)

 

Tim and Sonya Kirkham Scholarship for Health Sciences -  ($1,000)

The Tim and Sonya Kirkham Scholarship recognizes a student in Health Sciences with preference, but not limited to, undergraduate students majoring in Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics Concentration or graduate students major in Health Physics. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. Financial need determined by the University’s division of financial aid – the student needs to file a FAFSA before submitting the award application;
  2. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and selection criteria.  Re-application each year is necessary.
  3. Academic performance, scholarly accomplishment and/or service engagement related to health physics, radiological health, and health sciences.

 

Eli Lilly and Company Health Physics Scholarship - ($1000)

The Eli Lilly and Company Health Physics Scholarship recognizes an undergraduate student majoring in Radiological Health Science or a student who is pursuing a double major in Radiological and Occupational Health Science, who plans to pursue a career in Health Physics. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. Overall GPA;
  2. Other evidence of scholarship and academic performance;
  3. Participation in the Purdue Health Physics Society and other evidence of professional interest and activity.

 

Eli Lilly and Company Industrial Hygiene Scholarship - ($1000)

The Eli Lilly and Company Award in Industrial Hygiene is given annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Occupational Health Sciences, who plans to pursue a career in Industrial Hygiene.  The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. Overall GPA;
  2. Other evidence of scholarship and academic performance; and
  3. Evidence of professional interest and activity.

 

The Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance will be nominated by the advisors and selected by the school’s Nomination and Awards Committee; student application/nomination will NOT be accepted.

Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance - $2,000

The Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance recognizes a freshman who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement and an interest in research in all areas of School of Health Sciences’ programs. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. the student must be a freshman (semesters 1 and 2); and
  3. preference for selection, in the following order, will be given to: students who are children of Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. employees, and students who enhance the racial, ethnic and/or gender diversity among the undergraduates in the School

Barbara Young Award - $2,000

The Barbara Young Award recognizes an outstanding junior enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program.

The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. acceptance into an accredited clinical program at an affiliated hospital; and
  3. leadership, self-reliance, and outstanding motivation

 

Bootsma Distinguished Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship - 3 awards of $1,000 each

The Bootsma Distinguished Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship recognizes a student in junior or senior year (must have at least one semester of enrollment remaining) exhibiting outstanding characteristics and performance in medical laboratory science.  The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. strong interest and keen enthusiasm in pursuing career in Medical Technology
  3. distinguished academic achievements and personal professional growth; and
  4. promise of future professional development

 


US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Scholarship -   Deadline: 2020 Deadlines coming soon - View application details

 


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