ASNT Policy

Policy G-41 E

Issued: 07 Jul 2015

Revised: 31 Jul 2021

ASNT Awards Programs Guidelines

1.0 Purpose

This document provides guidance for the management of awards and honors programs.

2.0 Scope

This policy applies to all ASNT awards programs except for programs managed by Sections for their members. Approved awards and honors programs are listed in Appendix A.

3.0 References

3.1 ASNT Bylaws

3.2 Policy J-05.19 Operations Committee

3.3 Policy G-44 Councils

4.0 Responsibility

4.1 The Board of Directors is responsible for approving the establishment or termination of award programs.

4.2 The Operations Committee is responsible for overseeing Awards Council activities. This includes but is not limited to approving revisions to existing awards programs and approving all award recommendations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

4.3 The Awards Council is responsible for the development and oversight of all awards covered by this policy.

4.4 The Executive Director is responsible for implementing awards programs in cooperation with the Awards Council.

5.0 Conflicts of Interest

5.1 Individuals serving on the Operations Committee, the Awards Council, and Staff members shall recuse themselves from proceedings related to any award in which they have a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest occurs when an individual’s personal interests – family, friendships, financial, or employment – could compromise his or her judgment, decisions, or actions in the awards program.

5.2 Individuals shall disclose actual, apparent, or potential conflicts of interest to the Awards Council Chair prior to engaging in proceedings related to any award. The Chair shall determine whether a conflict of interest exists and whether the individual’s recusal is required.

6.0 Confidentiality

All documents, correspondence and deliberations related to individual award nominations, assessments, recommendations, and selections shall remain confidential and the content of related discussions may be disclosed. Awards recommendations and selections shall remain confidential until the recipient(s) has been notified. Some programs may have additional requirements for confidentiality that only apply to that particular award or recognition.

7.0 Reporting Requirements

The Awards Council shall provide award recommendations for approval to the Chair of the Operations Committee at least thirty (30) days prior to scheduled meetings of the Committee.



  • Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Faculty Grant
  • Fellowship Award
  • Robert B. Oliver Scholarship
  • Student Travel Grant Reimbursement
  • 50 Year Member Recognition
  • Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Award
  • Advancement of Women in NDT
  • Research Recognition for Innovation
  • Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence
  • Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award
  • Fellow
  • George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Award
  • George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation
  • Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture
  • Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year
  • Mentoring Award
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Materials Evaluation & Research in Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member
  • Presidents’ Award-Gold, Silver, Bronze
  • Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal
  • William Via Bridge Lifetime Service Award
  • New NDT Professional Award
  • 50 Year Section Charter Anniversary Recognition
  • Ward Rummel Engineering Excellence Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award