DOE Release: U.S. Department of Energy Awards $5 Million to the Next Generation of Nuclear Scientists and Engineers

  • Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:51 am

New Scholarships and Fellowships Will Help America Harness Nuclear’s Full Potential to Power a Clean Energy Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $5 million in scholarships and fellowships for students across the country pursuing degrees in nuclear energy and engineering. These awards through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated University Program will invest in the next generation of nuclear energy leaders, so that they can develop innovative solutions to today’s challenges and help America meet the Biden Administration’s ambitious goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Nuclear power is going to play a critical role in America’s clean energy future, which means it’s more important than ever that we invest in developing the braintrust,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Today’s brilliant students are going to power tomorrow’s cutting-edge solutions, and I can’t wait to see where they take us.”

Read full press release on the DOE website.

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