For the third time in almost as many years, the Energy Systems Technology and Education Center at the Idaho State University College of Technology has been awarded funding for student scholarships.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded $149,400 to Idaho State University for distribution to students this fall.
The money will allow ESTEC to support five $6,500 scholarships for incoming students. An additional 13 scholarships will also be awarded to students already enrolled in ESTEC. Continuing students will receive up to $5,500 over two semesters.
These are multibenefit scholarships that will provide opportunities for Idaho students to be able to afford an education and gain necessary skills in nuclear operations and maintenance, said Lawrence Beaty, executive director and chairman of ESTEC. This focus on nuclear education is consistent with Governor (Butch) Otters initiative to enhance the long-term viability of Idahos nuclear industry.