2011 nuclear technology scholarships

The Mississippi Section of the American Nuclear Society is offering two $1000 college scholarships to Mississippi high school graduates or college undergraduates. Scholarship winners are chosen from state-wide applications.

The application deadline is May 1, 2011.

“Selection gets harder every year because of the high caliber of students applying,” said Ryan Doerr, ANS Scholarship chair. Doerr is a senior engineer in procurement engineering at Entergy’s national nuclear fleet headquarters in Jackson, Miss. This is the sixth year that the Mississippi section of ANS has offered scholarships that encourage student interest in nuclear science, technology, and related fields.

The ANS scholarships are awarded to Mississippi students who will be enrolled or are currently enrolled full-time in college courses in science, mathematics and/or technical areas. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, an essay, and letters of recommendation from counselors and teachers.

To apply for the scholarship and for more information, go here.

The Mississippi Chapter of ANS is located at the Entergy Nuclear national fleet headquarters in Jackson, Miss., and at Entergy”s Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson, Miss., with membership from area health care and nuclear power professionals promoting the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.  The chapter’s website is here.

Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of scientists and engineers devoted to the applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11 500 members come from diverse technical disciplines ranging from physics and nuclear safety to operations and power, across the full spectrum of the national and international nuclear enterprise including government, academia, research laboratories,  and private industry. The ANS website is here.