VCU wins grant for nuclear engineering scholarships
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering just under $200,000 to fund scholarships to attract and retain students in the nuclear engineering program.
The NRC has provided the program with funding before, including $197,865 in scholarships in 2017. VCU partners with Dominion, whose nuclear stations provide about a third of the state’s power, to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in the field.
“Once again, VCU shows itself as an outstanding university receiving recognition from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,” U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin said in a statement Monday. “These funds will allow VCU to continue to attract the best and the brightest and to prepare students for a future in which nuclear knowledge may be imperative.”