AIKEN, S.C. (November 16, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), donated $10,000 to Allen University for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) scholarships.
The donation will provide scholarships for deserving students pursuing a career in one of the STEM fields. Allen University, located in Columbia, S.C, is one of the state’s Historically Black Colleges (HBCU).
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson said this donation is designed to create a greater STEM-related employment pipeline for SRMC.
“Establishing a relationship with Allen University creates an opportunity to continue to build upon a talented and diverse workforce and help students in need of financial assistance,” Dr. Olson said. “My visit to the campus increased my awareness of Allen, and I am impressed with the university and its accomplishments.”
Allen University President Dr. Ernest McNealey was pleased to accept the donation and be able to offer scholarships to eligible students.
“This alliance with SRMC is significant for Allen University and our students, and we appreciate the company’s support,” McNealey said. “Creating partnerships with industry leaders like Savannah River Mission Completion help us continue to broaden the horizons of our students.”
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.
Allen University is a private Historically Black College/University (HBCU), and a leading liberal arts institution dedicated to shaping scholars into innovative thinkers, impactful workers, and community change agents. Allen University is the only HBCU in the state with a seminary program and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.
From left: Savannah River Mission Completion President and Program Manager Dave Olson presents a $10,000 check for STEM scholarships to Allen University President Dr. Ernest McNealey.