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Idaho National Laboratory K-12 STEM Bright Future in Energy Scholarship opens

March 15, 2022

By INL Media Relations

INL News Release
March 15, 2022

Sarah Neumann, 208-520-1651, [email protected]
Lori McNamara, 208-520-6066, [email protected]

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory, on behalf of corporate funding provided by Battelle Energy Alliance, is pleased to announce that this year’s Bright Future in Energy Scholarship competition is open. The competition recognizes and awards 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a college or university education focused on energy, the environment or protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. INL expects to award $25,000 in scholarships to multiple winners and runners-up.  

This is the second year of INL’s Bright Future Scholarship competition recognizing the best and brightest students for excellence in science. Last year’s participants came from all over Idaho, and selected winners were from Meridian and Idaho Falls. They received more than $6,000 in scholarship money for college tuition. This year, INL has increased the awards to a total of $25,000 to provide greater opportunities for outstanding students to win scholarship money for college. 

Participating students will research one of five energy-related prompts and prepare a presentation they will give virtually to a panel of INL judges April 25-29. To be considered, students can submit their application here by April 20, and the K-12 team will contact students with next steps.  

About Idaho National Laboratory

Battelle Energy Alliance manages INL for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. INL is the nation’s center for nuclear energy research and development, celebrating 75 years of scientific innovations in 2024. The laboratory performs research in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and the environment. 

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Posted March 15, 2022

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