Auburn students receive National Academy for Nuclear Training scholarships

Published: May 31, 2007 11:14:52 AM
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Two students in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering have been awarded $2,500 scholarships from the National Academy for Nuclear Training. Awardees Marcus Coleman and Carla Jennings, juniors in chemical engineering, are both involved with the AT&T Minority Engineering Program.

"The competition for these awards is stiff and involves a lengthy application process," said Mary Lynn Saidla, scholarship coordinator for the College of Engineering. "This year, the academy awarded about half the scholarships they usually award, so we are exceptionally proud of the two students who made this list."

The National Academy for Nuclear Training was established to house the training and educational activities of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and other member companies of the academy. Scholarship funds are provided by U.S. nuclear electric utilities and INPO supplier participants, with approximately 120 scholarships awarded annually to new and renewal students. Selection is based on academic performance, ability to complete a rigorous course of study and interest in employment in the nuclear power industry.