Donald O. Thompson Founders’ Prize 

Recipients shall have a declared minor in nondestructive evaluation.  Recipients shall have exceptional academic performance, as determined by the administering authority.  This award shall be made available to students of junior class standing and transfer students of junior class standing.  Selection Committee: The scholarship recipients shall be selected by a three-person committee appointed every two (2) years by the Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, structured as follows: faculty representative active in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation research or administration. These scholarships may be renewed so long as recipients continue to meet stated criteria. 


Varies, but recently has been $2,500 per semester. 

Application Deadline for Annual Award Process 

February 1 

These scholarships are funded by the family of ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation’s founding Director  –  Donald O Thompson.