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SRNL funds scholarships for Clemson STEM students

August 3, 2017

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), through its management and operating company Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, is funding scholarships for up to 18 Clemson University students through its University Scholars Program.

SRNL has invested $144,000 to establish the scholarship program, which will support qualified students in STEM majors with $4,000 scholarships, career mentoring opportunities, and leadership development training. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board expenses.

“Through this agreement, the board of directors of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is making a significant investment in the future of the region’s workforce. Not only does this program financially support STEM students, it also connects them with the scientists and technologists at Savannah River National Laboratory that can help them build challenging and rewarding careers right here in our region,” said Dr. Terry A. Michalske, Laboratory Director, SRNL.

This is the latest partnership between SRNL and Clemson. The two organizations have a history of collaboration on projects ranging from nuclear environmental engineering to developing alternative fuels. In addition, many SRNL researchers are Clemson adjunct faculty and scientists from each institution have served on the other’s scientific committees.

In 2016, the university and SRNL signed an agreement for Clemson to create, manage and support an external review committee to create a strategy for “development and deployment of technologies to clean up the environmental legacy of the nation’s nuclear programs.”

Thank you, SRNL, for your investment in Clemson students!