Students in a number of
programs on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus will have the
opportunity to earn scholarships, thanks to a grant from the Nuclear Regulatory
The NRC awarded SCC a $144,147
grant, with $124,000 to be used for student scholarships over the next two
years. The goal of the grant, according to the NRC, is to develop a workforce
capable of supporting the regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe
handling of nuclear materials.
“Our intention is to award up
to 42 scholarships of up to $3,000 each over a two-year period to assist
students in completing their education in one of SCC’s nuclear-related programs,”
said John Pierce, chair of the Energy Generation Operations program. “These are
all very high-paying, long-term stable careers that can be very lucrative for
Students in Energy Generation
Operations, Electronic Systems Technology, Electrical/Electromechanical, Nondestructive
Testing Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and possibly others
will benefit from these scholarships.
In order to qualify for a
scholarship through this grant, students must be enrolled in full-time credit
hours, maintain high academic standing and sign a service agreement to work in
a nuclear-related job a minimum of six months for each full year or partial
year of support.
To apply for the scholarship,
please contact John Pierce at 402-761-8394.