BALTIMORE, MD – September 20, 2012 – Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) 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 strengthening and developing talent because our employees are our most important asset for operating our facilities safely and reliably.
CENG congratulates four co-operative students at two of its nuclear energy facilities who were recently announced as National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) Scholarship Award recipients for 2012-2013.
Joel Smithers, a junior at Clarkson University; Robert Myers, a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); and Darrick Vanderwalker, a senior at RIT, all served as technical co-operative students in engineering at CENG’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, NY. Sarah Woolf, a senior at RIT, served as a technical co-operative student in engineering at CENG’s R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, NY.
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.
A total of 96 new student scholarships were awarded this year. In addition, 22 renewal student scholarships were awarded for a total of 118 NANT Scholarships. 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.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG)
CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon – NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading. CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland. CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free, reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and businesses across the United States.