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Norwich Tech grads win nuclear scholarships

Two Norwich Tech graduates are among 16 to have won full-ride, two-year scholarships from Dominion Nuclear Connecticut to attend Three Rivers Community College’s Nuclear Engineering Technology program starting in the fall.

Benjamin Petrosky, who concentrated in Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics, and Zachary Tyrone, whose concentration revolved around Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship, were two of 16 students to receive the scholarship. Forty-six students applied.

The nuclear engineering tech program is the only one in New England and one of three in the country. Graduates receive an associate’s degree in nuclear engineering technology, and the program includes a paid summer internship at Dominion Power.

Both Petrosky and Tyrone are also Eagle Scouts.

The Dominion scholarship covers all tuition and fees as well as books, a monthly stipend and other benefits.

Winners generally have high grade point averages, especially in science and math, along with solid SAT scores, demonstrated skills, aptitudes or experience.

The 12-week summer employment program at Millstone Power Station occurs between the first and second year of the degree program. “This gives them the opportunity to see nuclear utility operations first hand and develop significant practical work experience,” according to a Dominion website.

The next round of applications will start July 1, and the deadline is Feb. 15, 2022.

For additional information, contact Professor James Sherrard, Program Coordinator, at (860) 215-9472 or jsherrard@threerivers.edu.

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