Thomas Edison State University received scholarship funding to support qualifying students pursuing programs in nuclear power and safety, or related technology and engineering.
On Wednesday, TESU announced the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission awarded over $341,000 to the school.
According to the NRC, the funding aims to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation and regulation of nuclear facilities, and the safe handling of nuclear materials, through the support of nuclear science and engineering education, TESU said.
Since the scholarship was established in 2014, TESU has partnered with the NRC to develop degree paths that align with the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program. The university has also partnered with community college participants nation-wide on articulation agreements.
According to TESU School of Applied Science and Technology Assistant Dean Richard Coe, the funding will ensure the preparedness of graduates studying nuclear energy-related programs.
“Our programs have always been a good fit for industry employees who often already possess military training and professional licenses and certifications,” Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology John Aje said in a prepared statement. “Our ongoing collaboration with the NRC and this latest phase of scholarship funding will help us to continue to provide affordable degree completion options and access to quality academic programs for our students.”