Roy G. Post announces “50 for 50” scholarship awards

January 18, 2024, 3:00PMRadwaste Solutions

The Roy G. Post Foundation has announced the awarding of more than 50 graduate and undergraduate scholarships for 2024 for outstanding students who have demonstrating excellent academic achievements and leadership qualities and who have made positive impacts in their communities.

The awards, meant to advance education and nurture future leaders in radioactive waste management and nuclear fields, are part of the foundation’s “50 for 50” initiative, which aims to bestow 50 scholarships in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual Waste Management conference (WM2024), organized by its parent organization, Waste Management Symposia.

The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Tuesday Awards Luncheon at WM2024, to be held March 10–14 in Phoenix, Ariz. Scholarship recipients will also receive an all-expense paid trip to WM2024 courtesy of Waste Management Symposia.

The winners

This year’s scholarship recipients are students at the following institutions:

  • Aiken Technical College (Aiken, S.C.)
  • Augusta University (Augusta, Ga.)
  • Claflin University (Orangeburg, S.C.)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, S.C.)
  • College of Eastern Idaho (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
  • Columbia Basin College (Pasco, Wash.)
  • Florida International University (Miami, Fla.)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Savannah, Ga.)
  • Heritage University (Toppenish, Wash.)
  • Idaho State University (Pocatello, Idaho)
  • Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.)
  • King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudia Arabia)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, N.M.)
  • New Mexico Technical Institute (Socorro, N.M.)
  • Northern New Mexico College (Espanola, N.M.)
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Oregon State University (Oregon City, Ore.)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.)
  • Roane State Community College (Harriman, Tenn.)
  • San Jose State University (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, Ohio)
  • South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, S.C.)
  • Tennessee State University (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho)
  • University of Leeds (Leeds, England)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • University of Nevada–Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • University of Nevada–Reno (Reno, Nev.)
  • University of New Mexico–Los Alamos (Los Alamos, N.M.)
  • University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)
  • University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, Wis.)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va.)
  • Washington State University (Pullman, Wash.)

Other awards: The Longenecker Challenge, begun in 2019 by Bonnie and John Longenecker, has encouraged an additional nine scholarships that will be awarded through the Longenecker Challenge Supporters: Fluor, BWX Technologies, Longenecker & Associates, and Tetra Tech Inc.

Now in its 21st year, the Roy G. Post Foundation and Waste Management Symposia have awarded more than $4 million to provide over 300 scholarships during its history.


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