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Scholarships & Awards

Renate W. Chasman Scholarship

The Chasman Award consists of a one-time $1,000 award, to be applied for by November 30th of each year to be presented in May. Applicants must be:

  • women, and
  • undergraduate seniors or graduate students at an accredited educational institution,
  • performing research at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics),
  • receiving their degree not prior to May of the competition year,

All application materials - forms, transcripts, reference letters, and goal statement are due by November 30, 2014 for the 2015 competitionApplication form (pdf).

For more information, write to:
Chasman Scholarship Fund
P.O.Box 183 Upton, NY 11973

Include a send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your inquiry to receive application materials.

By email, contact the BWIS Scholarship committee at

BWIS Gertrude S. Goldhaber Prize

The Gertrude S. Goldhaber Prize has been established to honor Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber for her outstanding contributions in the field of nuclear physics, and also for her support of women in science, and to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.

The winner will receive an award of $1000 from a fund administered by Brookhaven Women in Science, and will be expected to give a seminar on her work at the award ceremony. Nominees must:

  • be enrolled at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, or performing thesis research at Brookhaven National Laboratory;
  • be admitted to the candidacy for the doctoral degree;
  • be actively enrolled in the graduate program, and
  • not be receiving her degree before the Spring of the current academic year.

Nominations can be made by any member of the staff at BNL or of the Physics Department faculty at SUNY Stony Brook. The nomination should include a description of the candidate's accomplishments, and give a list of her publications, along with copies of any papers to which she has made a substantial contribution. A copy of her graduate course transcript should also be included.  The Physics Department at the student's university must furnish verification of candidacy, and the expected date of receipt of degree.

Goldhaber Prize nominations deadline is late March of the current academic year.

The award recipient will be announced in April, and the award ceremony will take place in the Spring of the current academic year. For further information on nominations, please contact:

BWIS Goldhaber Prize
P.O. Box 183
Upton, NY 11973

Battelle - Brookhaven Women In Science Award (Discontinued in 2009)

Battelle and BWIS instituted an annual award to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and mathematics. The award of $1000 was presented to a female high school student with a strong interest and aptitude for science or mathematics from each of five selected school districts - Longwood High School, Riverhead High School, William Floyd High School, Shoreham-Wading River High School and Eastport/South Manor Central High School.

The principals of each selected school were requested to choose a qualified candidate for the Battelle /Brookhaven Women in Science Award from the current graduating class. Children of Brookhaven National Laboratory employees were not eligible for this award.