The Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship Award
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Valerie Nwadeyi is the winner of the 2014 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship award.
Nwadeyi is a nuclear engineering student at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg SC, where she is in the honors college as a Presidential Scholar. Valerie also volunteers as a tutor for engineering, mathematics, and science classes.
During the summer of 2014, Valerie interned for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Washington DC. She aspires to earn a doctorate degree in radiochemistry or nuclear energy. She wants to pursue a career as a Nuclear Forensics Scientist for either the Department of Homeland Security or DOE.
The recipient will be recognized at the annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet.
CNTA wishes Ms Nwadeyi much luck in her future endeavors.
The award, valued at $5,000, is made possible by Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS). SRR sponsors the scholarship to honor the memory of Robert Maher, the late Vice President and General Manager for Strategic and Mission Development for SRS. Known as the "father of new missions at SRS," Maher served the Site for 48 years prior to his death in September 2002.
To be eligible for the Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen;
- Candidate must be enrolled as a junior or senior in a university or college within South Carolina or Georgia;
- Candidate must have at least a "B" average overall grade and a "B" average in science/engineering and mathematics, as a minimum, for college level course work; and
- Candidate must be pursuing a B.S. degree in a nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or an engineering or science discipline that is directly related to the nuclear field.
Previous winners of the award include:
- 2013 - Mr. Robert Picardi (Furman University/Va Tech)
- 2012 - Mr. Matthew Correnti (Furman University)
- 2011 - Mr. Dillon Inabinett (University of South Carolina)
- 2010 - Ms. Candice Hampton (South Carolina State University)
- 2010 - Mr. Ryan Harris (Clemson University)
- 2009 - Mr. Rea Cauthen (Clemson University)
- 2008 - Mr. Andrew Petrarca (University of South Carolina)
- 2007 - Mr. Matthew Presson (University of South Carolina)
- 2006 - Ms. Emily Colvin (Georgia Tech)
- 2005 - Mr. James Weathers (Georgia Tech)
- 2004 - Mrs. Kara Beharry (South Carolina State)
- 2003 - Mr. Christopher J. Fong, Atlanta GA (Georgia Tech)
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