Robert B. Oliver Scholarship

Scholarship Information

  • Purpose: To honor and assist students financially who have chosen NDT as a career and are currently enrolled in a NDT program leading to an undergraduate degree, associate degree or postsecondary certificate.
  • Eligibility: Students who have chosen NDT as a career and are currently enrolled in a NDT program leading to an undergraduate degree, associate degree or postsecondary certificate.
  • Method of Selection: The Education Division of the Technical and Education Council awards up to three $2,500 scholarships each year to students who have submitted the most outstanding manuscript about NDT research, investigation or development (provided all applicants have met the established guidelines).

    Please note: Because the award may be made after the completion of studies, there is no requirement that the student use the funds for school expenses. Also, it is not necessary for an applicant to attend ASNT’s Annual Conference to be eligible for the Scholarship

      • Evaluation Criteria: Selection is based on creativity (10 points), content (50 points), format and readability (25 points) and the student’s hands-on involvement in the project (15 points) – totaling 100 points
  • Form of Award: $2,500 in funding and a Certificate in Walnut Frame
  • Materials Submitted
    • Completed application form – signed by applicant & school official (download form below);
    • Original copy of the student’s NDT manuscript (see manuscript criteria below);
    • Curriculum of student, showing classroom hours of NDT course work (may attach school’s published curriculum if available);
    • Transcript of grades showing all of student’s completed course work; and,
    • Letter from an instructor or school official verifying the student’s enrollment.
  • Award Timeline
    • Announcements are made in the: October Issue of Materials Evaluation
    • Nomination deadline: 15th of February
    • The Education Division of the Technical and Education Council will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium
    • Recipients will be notified following the Research Symposium
    • Funds will be made available in: July
    • Awards will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference

Application

Students applying for the Award must submit the following:

  • Completed application form – signed by applicant & school official;
    DOWNLOAD: Robert B. Oliver Scholarship Application Form
  • Original copy of the student’s NDT manuscript (see manuscript criteria below);
  • Curriculum of student, showing classroom hours of NDT course work (may attach school’s published curriculum if available;
  • Transcript of grades showing all of student’s completed course work; and,
  • Letter from an instructor or school official verifying the student’s enrollment

    Manuscript Criteria

    *Manuscripts should develop an original concept in NDT and may be based on practical experience, laboratory work or library research. Papers may be classroom assignments for work outside NDT, such as an English class.

    *Submitted manuscripts should not be papers that have been printed elsewhere and will not be published elsewhere while under consideration by ASNT. Manuscripts from the scholarship winner will be copyrighted by ASNT and submitted for publication in Materials Evaluation, one of the Society’s technical journals. No payment is made for the use of articles. A complimentary copy of the journal containing published manuscripts is provided to the student. Details of manuscript submission are outlined below:

    • The manuscript must be submitted as an electronic file.
    • The manuscript must contain title, author and complete references.
    • The manuscript is limited to 5,000 words and a maximum of ten illustrations.
    • Photographs should be high resolution digital images.
    • Photographs and line drawings, if submitted, must be original (not taken from a published source).
    • The International System of Units or SI, the approved international metric system, is preferred for all measurement.

    Current Scholarship Recipient(s)

    The Robert B. Oliver Scholarship was not given in 2013

    Past Scholarship Recipients

    DOWNLOAD: Past Robert B. Oliver Scholarship Recipients 

    HQ Contact

    For additional award information, please contact:

    Michelle Thomas
    Administrative Assistant
    ASNT, Inc.
    1711 Arlingate Lane
    PO Box 28518
    Columbus, OH 43228
    Phone: 614-274-6003 Ext. 223
    Fax: 614-274-6899
    Email: mthomas@asnt.org