Academic Level:
Undergraduate – Junior
Academic/Research Discipline:
Physics, Engineering, or Materials Science
Monetary Award:
$1000 to be awarded for Junior year
$1000 to be given for Senior year
Total award is $2000 over a two-year period
This is a one-year, one-time award and non-renewable. The Accelerator Applications Division Honors & Awards Committee will select the recipient.

Additional considerations will be given to those candidates who:
Demonstrate financial need
Are members of an under-represented class (female/minority)
Have a record of service to ANS
To apply online go to
The proposed award criteria are
Academic performance
Faculty recommendations
Letters of recommendation from two faculty members
Professional accomplishments and career objectives
A summary of accomplishments that includes honors, awards, professional work activities, and special interest activities.
A description of long-term and short-term professional objectives. Research interests aligned with the Division’s topical areas will be given greater weight.


2020: Noah M. Higgins – North Carolina State University

2019: Charles M. McSwain – University of Tennessee

2018: EliseAnne C. Koskelo – Pomona College

2017: Grace Kim – United States Naval Academy

2016: Samantha Michael – North Carolina State University

2015: Keeton Ross – University of California, Berkley

2014: Logan Turk – Missouri University of Science and Technology

2013: Mikah Rust – University of Tennessee

2012: Daniel Abercrombie – Pennsylvania State University

2011: Timothy Patrick Burke – University of Michigan

2010: Chealsea Robyn Ratzlaff – North Carolina State University

2009: Ryan Patrick Kelly – Texas A&M University

2008: Charles David Stratton – University of Cincinnati