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

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced over $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear science and engineering degrees.​


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


Scholarship recipients receive $7,500 toward the cost of their education. They are eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

To be considered for a scholarship, 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
  • Three reference letters
  • Official college transcripts
  • ACT (code 6309) or SAT (code 5965) scores

Official transcripts can be mailed to the following address:

    INR Integration Office
    Attn: Cheree Novich
    P.O. Box 1625
    MS 3730
    Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3730