Nuclear engineering and radiation science is grateful for the support shown in the past year by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The grants and scholarships they provided will help our students create tomorrow’s cutting-edge energy solutions and promote nuclear energy as a sustainable resource for decades to come.
The DOE recognized Missouri S&T’s nuclear engineering program this year with a $168,500 award for one scholarship and one fellowship. The undergraduate scholarship provides $7,500 to help cover education costs for the upcoming years, while the three-year graduate fellowship provides $52,000 each year to help pay for graduate studies and research. It also funds an internship at a DOE national laboratory or other approved research facility to strengthen the ties between students and DOE’s energy research programs.
Undergraduate students may receive scholarships funded by the NRC, which is providing $200,000 in funding through 2022. Selection for the scholarships will be based primarily on academic achievement with some consideration for financial need.
“The support from the DOE and NRC shows the importance of the work our students are doing,” says interim department chair Ayodeji Alajo. “We are thankful for their recognition and hope to continue to build the relationship we enjoy with these agencies.”