Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workforce Development Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and is one of TAMUK’s largest scholarships. The scholarship has a value of $12,000 per year ($6,000 per semester) during the regular school year. It is available to serious, accomplished students majoring in physics who have an interest in careers in nuclear science. The program is open to transfer students from accredited colleges or universities or students currently enrolled in TAMUK who have successfully completed 30 semester credit hours and have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). In addition to the standard application materials, applicants for this scholarship must also include a resume to be forwarded to the NRC if selected for the scholarship.


If the student received the National Science Workforce Development Scholarship in the Fall semester, it is automatically awarded in the following Spring semester as well as long as all qualifications for the scholarship are still met. Each semester to continue in the Program the student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per long (non-summer) semester. A new application is required each term.


Students who receive this scholarship are required to sign a service agreement with the NRC that stipulates that they will serve 6 month in nuclear-related employment for each full or partial year of academic support. The employment may with the NRC, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear-related industry or academia in the student’s sponsored fields of study.

This page was last updated on: January 6, 2016