Apr. 11, 2023

Emma Regentova, electrical and computer engineering professor, (PI), as well as Alexander Barzilov and Yi-Tung Chen, both faculty in the mechanical engineering department, (Co-PIs), received a $100,000 scholarship award from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to establish “Training a Diverse Nuclear Workforce: UNLV Scholarship Program." 

The program will create 10 scholarships over two academic years for undergraduate students majoring in mechanical or electrical engineering and who are committed to developing their careers in the nuclear sector. The first awards will be available in the fall semester of 2023. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 24.

The scholarship covers 15 credits per semester, fees and textbooks.

To apply, students must:

  • Be at a senior level, matriculating in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering programs at UNLV
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 at the time of application
  • Be enrolled full-time and maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester per UNLV regulations
  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Agree to comply with the NRC agreement terms

When applying, students must provide their academic transcript, a statement of career goals, two letters of recommendation and proof of U.S. citizenship (do not submit).

For any questions, please contact Emma Regentova at emma.regentova@unlv.edu or Alexander Barzilov at alexander.barzilov@unlv.edu.