Awards and Scholarships

Celebrating Excellence

Each year the Board of Governors for Argonne recognizes the lab’s top performers with more than $40,000 in awards for distinguished performance, outstanding service, education, and safety achievements.

The annual awards include:

  • Distinguished Performance Awards for outstanding scientific or technical achievements, or a distinguished record of achievement of select Argonne employees
  • Outstanding Service Awards, the highest honor the Board of Governors gives to Argonne employees in support positions
  • Director's Award for Outstanding Leadership, which recognizes laboratory leaders who, in an exceptional and exemplary way, embody the principles of integrated safety management, contribute to a positive safety culture, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in workplace safety and successfully address critical challenges and vulnerabilities in safety
  • Director’s Team Award for Outstanding Safety Performance given to a team of laboratory employees who embody the principles of integrated safety management and directly contribute to the creation and sustenance of a positive safety culture and a commitment to excellence in workplace safety
  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that recognizes excellence in promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion within their workplace
  • Pinnacle of Education Award that recognizes employees for their leadership in science education and outreach

National Laboratories Scholarship Program

The University of Chicago welcomes applications from all children of Argonne employees. To learn more about the admissions process, financial aid, and the National Labs Scholarships: