Engineering scholarship established by L&A at WSU Tri-Cities

March 4, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear News
The Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. (Photo: WSU)

A new engineering scholarship at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities has been established by Longenecker & Associates for students interested in careers that support Department of Energy missions.

L&A announced on February 29 that it will provide $10,000 annually to support the scholarship, which will be geared toward students studying engineering, cybersecurity, business, or other fields related to environmental management and cleanup.

WSU Tri-Cities, located in Richland, was selected for the scholarship because of its role in preparing students for work in the DOE’s nuclear cleanup program, especially at the Hanford Site, which is just north of campus.

L&A also helps fund scholarships at Northern New Mexico College, the University of South Carolina–Aiken, and Tennessee Tech University. In addition, L&A is a supporter of the Roy G. Post Foundation, which provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in the safe management of nuclear materials.

Quotes: “More than 30 years ago, L&A got its start in the communities of eastern Washington state supporting DOE’s cleanup of Hanford,” said John Longenecker, L&A chief executive officer. “We’re excited now to help support WSU Tri-Cities students who may want to be part of this important work or aid the other vital missions of DOE.”

“As an R1 university that has a focus on energy, environment, and agriculture, our high-caliber engineering and applied sciences programs draw students and it’s the partnerships with our local DOE partners that gives them career-connected learning and great job prospects after graduation,” said WSU Tri-Cities chancellor Sandra Haynes. “We are grateful to L&A and their desire to support students on our campus allowing them to follow their dreams.”

About: Founded in 1989, L&A is a woman-owned small business that supports the DOE and its National Nuclear Security Administration by focusing on mission performance, capital asset projects, effective governance approaches, and targeted business strategies for both large and small businesses.

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