Augusta Tech gets grant from nuclear agency
Augusta Tech received $150,000 to continue its Nuclear Engineering Technology Workforce Scholars Program
By: Jozsef Papp, The Augusta Chronicle
Augusta Technical College was named one of three recipients of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant Award.
The school received $150,000 to continue its Nuclear Engineering Technology Workforce Scholars Program. The program aims to further the accomplishments of previously funded projects, to recruit and train students to work in a nuclear environment and provide scholarships to at least 16 students.
NRC awarded 45 grants to 33 academic institutions in 19 states and Puerto Rico for a total of $15 million in the 2019 fiscal year, according to the commission. Congress authorized the funds for scholarships, fellowships and faculty development.
More than 5,200 students have been recipients of the NRC program over the past 10 years. According to the commission, the program has funded multiple research and development, educational and training and experiential learning projects to enhance academic excellence and produce a skilled future workforce.
At Augusta Tech, the two-year program will help at least 16 students enrolled in multiple Associate of Applied Science programs at the school.