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Scholarship & Fellowship

Department of Energy Announces Over $5 Million in Student Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Through the Integrated University Program, the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million for 45 undergraduate scholarships and 33 graduate fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related disciplines at universities across the country. Through this program, undergraduates will receive a $7,500 scholarship, while fellowship winners will receive up to $50,000 annually over the next three years. The graduate fellowships will also include $5,000 toward a summer internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved facility to strengthen the ties between students and the Department's nuclear energy research programs. The selected students will study a breadth of critical nuclear energy issues, from fuel cycle sustainability to reactor efficiency and design.

Since 2009, the Energy Department has awarded over $44 million to students pursuing nuclear energy-related degrees. 

FY18 Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Fellowship winners will receive $50,000 a year over the next three years to help pay for their graduate studies and research, plus $5,000 toward a summer internship.

To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must be: 

Applicants must submit:

  • A Personal Career Goals essay identifying the applicant's long-term career goals and how the applicant's program of study/career goals align to the DOE-NE mission
  • A Proposed Graduate Research essay describing the research the student is interested in conducting during the course of the fellowship
  • Three reference letters
  • Official undergraduate and any graduate college transcripts

Official transcripts can be mailed to the following address:

    NEUP Integration Office
    Attn: Julie Jacobson
    P.O. Box 1625
    MS 3730
    Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3730  

Fellowship Documents

These documents are available to aid current fellowship recipients in meeting NEUP reporting requirements.


Travel Request Form - NEUP allows for one research related travel allowance per year that must be approved by NEUP 3 to 4 months before the travel takes place.

Fellowship Internship Approval Form - NEUP Fellows must fill out and submit this fellowship internship approval form for their required 10-week internship at a DOE national laboratory or other NEUP-approved facility.

Fellowship Annual Report - The annual report is now online. Click on this link to take you to the reporting page where you can fill out your annual report. You will need to know your NEUP log-in and password to access your annual report.