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Savannah River Mission Completion Funds $10,000 Engineering Scholarships at USC Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. (November 27, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site (SRS), gave $10,000 to the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) to fund four engineering scholarships.


Each of the four student recipients meeting the scholarship criteria will receive $2,500, as well as an automatic offer for a summer internship with SRMC. Mechanical and process engineering students residing in South Carolina and Georgia who maintain a 3.2 grade point average will be considered for the scholarships/internships.


SRMC Chief Engineer and USCA Engineering Advisory Board member Tom Burns has an established relationship with the USCA and a keen interest in its engineering department.


“I am impressed with USCA and the caliber of mechanical and process engineering students it produces,” Burns said. “We are fortunate to have a local university capable of meeting our workforce needs, and SRMC supports the university and its growing engineering department.”


University of South Carolina Aiken Chancellor Dan Heimmermann said he is excited about the student scholarships.


“Through our collaboration with SRMC, we continue to discover new opportunities that are mutually beneficial,” Heimmermann said. “We appreciate their support, and we will endeavor to identify other meaningful projects that serve both our interests.”


SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.


The University of South Carolina Aiken is a regional comprehensive university offering bachelor's and master’s degrees to approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 academic programs. Named a top Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South for more than decades, USC Aiken students arrive from 41 states and 25 countries. They benefit from a high-caliber education that rivals the best in the nation at a net tuition far lower than the national average, with more than 50% of students receiving free tuition and 30% of students graduating with no debt after scholarships and other financial aid.

Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) funds $10,000 engineering scholarships at USC Aiken (USCA). From left, SRMC Chief Engineer Dr. Tom Burns, USCA Chancellor Dr. Dan Heimmermann, and USCA Dean of Sciences and Engineering Dr. Scott McKay.


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