Fifteen students have each won a $3,000 Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Family Scholarship, received at a special ceremony recently held at Newberry Hall. The winners are sons and daughters of SRNS employees.
Since 2009, $450,000 in scholarships has been presented to area students as a part of this program.
The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students based on general ability, leadership and scholastic achievement, recognizing the top students participating in the competition.
"The accomplishments of these young adults, in academics, sports and community outreach, are exceptional by any standard,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS president and CEO. "I’m confident a rewarding college experience and career lies ahead for each of them. And hopefully, one day, they will join our ‘family’ at SRNS.”
Through the Family Scholarship Program, SRNS employees see the value their company places on the importance of a high quality education.
"It is an honor to realize that SRNS sees such potential in a student like me, both in my education and regarding my future career," said Katelyn Clamp, a senior at Aiken High School. "Because of the time I spend volunteering after school, it has shown me that I want to become an occupational therapist. This scholarship will help make that a reality so I can make a difference in the life of others."
This year's scholarship winners are:
• Ashton Blush, student at Fox Creek High School, daughter of Patricia Blush of ESS&H – Safety and Health
• Katelyn Clamp, student at Aiken High School, daughter of Calvin Clamp of NNSA – Tritium Reservoir System Engineering
• Vivian Do, student at Lakeside High School, daughter of Lien Do of Engineering – Process Control and Automation Engineering and Hung Do of Technical Services – Project Management and Construction Services
• Vienna Elmgreen, student at Evans High School, daughter of Roger Elmgreen of Technical Services – Operational Excellence
• Rebecca Ferguson, student at Aiken High School, daughter of Robert and Eirene Ferguson of Technical Services – Site Services
• Trenton Gambrell, student at North Augusta High School, son of Stewart Gambrell of Technical Services – Site Services
• Taylor Lewis, student at Westside High School, daughter of Brian Lewis of NNSA – Tritium ESS&H and Environmental Compliance
• Malika Lightbourne, student at Ridge View High School, daughter of Malik Lightbourne of Business Services – Supply Chain Management
• Brian (Alex) McKeel, student at Aiken High School, son of Charles McKeel of SRNL – Science and Technology
• Catherine Orlowski, student at Aiken High School, daughter of Michael Orlowski of Technical Services – Site Services
• Sarah Pennebaker, student at Greenbrier High School, daughter of Frank Pennebaker of SRNL – Environmental Stewardship
• Steven Poore, student at Silver Bluff High School, son of Anita Poore of SRNL – National Security
• Michael Ray, student at Aiken High School, son of Joel Ray of Engineering – Facilities and Systems Engineering
• Fatima Rizvi, student at Aiken High School, daughter of Mark Barnes of SRNL – Science and Technology
• Brandon Rogers, student at South Aiken High School, son of Lane Rogers of NNSA – Tritium
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is a Fluor-led company whose members are Fluor Federal Services, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.