NDTMA SCHOLARSHIP APPROVAL PROCEDURE
It is the wish of the NDTMA to provide to deserving students that are in approved Nondestructive Testing Training programs, the opportunity to receive a scholarship grant to help them defray their NDT educational costs. The NDTMA presently has authorized the issuance of up to two (2) $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis. This number and/or amount may be changed from year-to-year, at the discretion of the Board and depending on the ability of the organization to make such awards.
The NDTMA Scholarship Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of (5) five members, approved by the Board of Directors and shall be responsible for administering the NDTMA Scholarship activities. The committee member’s term shall be for a period of no more than (5) five consecutive years.
The NDTMA is not in a position to evaluate which students require such aid or are most likely to receive the best benefits from this program. Therefore, it is the opinion of the NDTMA Scholarship Committee that the criteria for reward shall be based upon the historical success of the various NDT training institutions in producing qualified and successful NDT personnel graduates. Each NDT Training facility that is interested in working with NDTMA in this program is required to submit its request to do so, by completing the NDTMA Scholarship Application Form, along with their justification as to their ability to meet the above criteria. The NDTMA Scholarship Committee will select one or two schools each year based on the NDTMA’s ability to sponsor one or two scholarships to receive this scholarship award. The selection of these institutions is based on the recommendation of the NDTMA Scholarship Committee, and subject to the approval of the NDTMA Board of Directors. The applicable NDT training institution will determine the actual person receiving the scholarship. The NDT training institution will inform NDTMA of the award winner and provide a statement that all of the provisions of eligibility have been met prior to the actual issuance of the award.
- The nominated student must be a student in the NDT training program and cannot be receiving any other NDT scholarship benefits.
- NDT institutions that have not received an award in the previous 36 months will be given preference in awarding a scholarship in any given year. No more than one (1) award may be received for a period of 12 months by a single NDT institution.
- A training institution must be in the business of graduating NDT programs students for a period of at least (5) five years prior to be eligible for scholarship award benefits.
- Scholarship awardees shall not be related to any school official, instructors, or other school employees at the time of the scholarship award.
- No NDTMA present or past Board of Directors family member or relative shall be eligible for the scholarship program.
- The actual timing of the payment of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of the NDTMA Board of Directors.
- Scholarship applications will be accepted and accumulated during a twelve (12) month period from September 1 until August 31.
- The accumulated applications received during the twelve (12) month period will be submitted to the scholarship committee after August 31.
- The scholarship committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the board of directors for no more than two, $2500 scholarship awards by October 1.
- The board of directors will review and approve or reject the recommendations at their October/November board meeting.
- The approved scholarship awards will be sent to the respective educational institutions before December 31.
The application may be downloaded below. Fill it out and return it to NDTMA if you believe your organization will qualify.
Revised and approved 2/16/16