In 2015, the Operators’ Radiation Committee1 and ARPS agreed to provide an equal capital donation of $20,000.00 into a separate ARPS account which would be used provide financial support to students to foster their radiation protection interests. The Student Fund was therefore established.
The Student Fund is now solely managed by ARPS, and continues the primary mission of offering financial support to students with a keen interest in the field, aiming to cultivate their enthusiasm and contribute to the growth of the next generation of professionals.
Since its inception, the fund has made a meaningful impact by contributing $10,000 AUD to support students in attending conferences and engaging in various educational activities. During 2023, the fund provided assistance for a student to participate in the prestigious CERN-Solvay student camp in Geneva along with providing support to 4 students to attend the 2023 ARPS conference.We are proud to announce that the fund is sustained through profits from our annual conferences and by generous donations from individuals and our corporate members, such as Safe Radiation.If you share our dedication to nurturing the next generation in radiation protection and believe in the transformative power of education, we invite you to contribute to this essential cause. Your generous donations are instrumental in securing the future of the radiation protection industry and will enable us to provide continued support to aspiring individuals in the field. To be a part of this initiative, please contact us to securely make a donation, contributing to the creation of a future where the radiation safety and protection industry thrives through education and unwavering support. All donations to the Student Fund are used to support students.
1. The Operators’ Radiation Committee was an informal network of mining industry radiation safety officers. Its scope subsequently broadened to include work with mineral sands, rare earths, and oil industry NORM radiation monitoring and control requirements.