Scholarships Help Students at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Continue Education

OSWEGO, NY  – Constellation Energy Nuclear Group is committed to strengthening our company and our employees and recognizes the importance of educating students to meet the increasing need for talented new employees at our nuclear energy facilities. CENG focuses on developing talent because our employees are our most important asset for operating our facilities safely and reliably.

CENG congratulates eight co-operative students at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba who were recently announced as National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) Scholarship Award recipients for 2013-2014.

Each student will receive a $2,500 stipend.

· Erin Amarello (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

· Salvatore DiPietro (Syracuse University)

·  Christopher Lounsbury (Clarkson University)

· Mark Nortz (Clarkson University)

· James Reynolds (Rochester Institute of Technology)

· Matthew Rocks (University at Buffalo)

· Brian Walczak (Clarkson University)

· Bryan Willard (Syracuse University)

“We’re proud to be one of Oswego County’s largest employers and economic contributors to the community in which we are privileged to operate. That starts with educating students on the benefits of nuclear energy and the careers available within this industry. We are happy to support these students in continuing their studies,” said Chris Costanzo, Nine Mile Point Vice President.

According to the program’s application guidelines, “the NANT Scholarship Program is designed to select and provide financial support to university students who are excellent candidates for nuclear power industry employment following graduation. Financial support is provided through scholarships awarded annually to eligible undergraduate students attending U.S. universities.

Between May and June each year, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) member utilities nominate outstanding cooperative education and/or summer interns. These awards are for students who are working at utilities, meet eligibility requirements and are not currently receiving National Academy scholarships. Utility nominations and student applications are submitted online in late June, with award announcements made by late July for the upcoming academic year.”

Applicants must meet a variety of requirements for eligibility, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and full-time enrollment (minimum of twelve hours) at an accredited four-year U.S. institution.

Utility nominations were a key element of the selection process and important in the final determination of awards. The interest, response and cooperation of INPO members ensured the selection of students most likely to pursue nuclear industry careers after graduation.