Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)'s Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships, one to a student from the United States and one to a student from outside the United States.  

Applications are no longer being accepted.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a student member of INMM
  • Be enrolled full time at a college or university this semester.  Students who are graduating between now and the INMM Annual Meeting in July are still eligible to apply
  • Submit a complete application package on or before June 1 to
  • Be pursuing a degree applicable to nuclear materials management
  • Be preparing for a career in nuclear materials management

Your application must include:

  • A completed application form (Robert J. Sorenson Scholarship Application)
  • A current resume
  • A copy of your transcripts from your current university (unofficial is acceptable)
  • An essay describing your qualifications for the scholarship and interest in nuclear material management.  Essay should be no more than one page long. 
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a faculty member familiar with your qualifications for the scholarship.  Letters from family members are not accepted.  References should submit their recommendations directly to and clearly indicate the name of student. 

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement - Scholarship applicants should demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, relative to the applicant's year in school.  Academic achievement includes grades, awards related to academics, any research work conducted, etc.
  • Leadership & Involvement - Scholarship applicants should highlight examples of leadership and involvement in professional, student, and civic organizations.  Examples include leadership and/or involvement in any organization including both nuclear-related societies (INMM, ANS, HPS, IEEE, NAYGN, WIN, etc.) and non-nuclear organizations (other science and engineering societies, student government, volunteer organizations, athletics, music, etc.).  Applicants are encouraged to highlight accomplishments resulting from their involvement or leadership in these organizations. 
  • Relevance of research and/or career interests to nuclear materials management fields - The scholarship application should be interested in a career in nuclear materials management fields.  Applicants are encouraged to look at the 6 Technical Divisions of INMM for examples of relevant career fields.  Potential careers with a strong connection to nuclear materials management outside of the Technical Divisions will certainly be considered.  If the applicant is pursuing research, such as a graduate thesis or dissertation, the applicant should show how his or her research is connected to nuclear materials management. 

No qualified applicant will be discriminated against because of sex, race, country of origin, citizenship, or family income.

Return completed application and supporting documents to:

Or mail to:
Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
Sorenson Scholarship Fund
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA

Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2008 James C. Miller, Texas A&M University
2009 Shaheen Azim Dewji, Georgia Institute of Technology
2010 Steven Ward, University of Utah
2011 Daniel Wooten, North Carolina State University
2012 Jessica Feener, Texas A&M University
2013 Tasneem Bani-Mustafa, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan
2014 Domestic Student: Alexis Kaplan, University of Michigan
International Student: Vivek Maradia, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University