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Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Millstone Power Station
Engineering Technology Scholarships
This scholarship is for Three Rivers’ Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program which has been cited as “the best nuclear technology program in the country” by former Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William D. Magwood, IV. It leads to a career as a technician for the commercial nuclear power industry and the health physics field, or to continued bachelor degree studies. To learn more about the specifics of the program, go to the programs of study page by clicking here.
To be accepted into the Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program, students must meet the following admission requirements:
- Graduation from high school or a vocational-technical school. A State or Federal equivalency diploma is acceptable.
- Two units in mathematics (one in algebra and one in geometry, or two in algebra).
- One unit in physical science with a laboratory (preferably chemistry or physics).
- Four units of English. Completion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is preferred, but not required.
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut supports promising candidates for the Nuclear Engineering Technology program at Three Rivers Community College with up to sixteen two-year scholarship awards, each of which includes:
- Tuition and fees
- Monthly stipend
Application for additional aid, based on financial need. may be initiated by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The Student Aid Report that is sent back to you must then be submitted to the Financial Aid Officer at Three Rivers who will then determine the amount of additional aid that can be offered.
Numerous factors are considered when selecting scholarship recipients. Outstanding achievement in a single area does not assure a scholarship award, nor does weakness in some area necessitate rejection. All factors are evaluated to develop a total picture of previous school and job performance to predict probability of success at Three Rivers.
Factors considered include:
- High School grade point average (especially in science and math courses) and class rank, as well as any post-secondary academic work.
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores, especially mathematics.
- Demonstrated skills, aptitudes or experience.
- Extracurricular activities.
- Written essay.
- Personal interview.
See the section below for instructions regarding obtaining the Engineering Technology Scholarship Application Form.
Instructions for Obtaining the Engineering Technology Scholarship Application Form
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Millstone Power Station Summer Job Program
In order to augment the classroom aspects of the technology programs at Three Rivers with "real world" experience, Millstone Power Station provides 12-week summer employment opportunities for its scholarship students.
Summer employees have had temporary positions in areas such as operations, engineering, maintenance, instrumentation and controls, health physics, chemistry, quality assurance, emergency planning and other related disciplines. Summer students have the opportunity to see nuclear utility operations first hand, and to develop significant practical work experience.
Scholarship students between the first and second year of their programs are eligible for employment as summer technicians and currently earn $680 per week (or higher with related job experience).
Students seeking employment opportunities upon graduation will be qualified for a variety of technical entry level positions in the nuclear power industry in areas similar to those mentioned above. Typical entry level salaries range up to $68,000 per year. Many of the scholarship graduates have been hired and additional openings are anticipated in the years ahead. Students also have the opportunity to apply for positions at the company.
No scholarship student is obligated in any way to accept employment with Dominion Nuclear Connecticut upon graduation. Graduates are encouraged to seek other employment opportunities or to continue their education on a full-time basis.
For additional information, e-mail or contact Professor James Sherrard, Program Coordinator, at (860) 215-9472.
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