Morgan student earns fellowship

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Staff And Correspondents

MORGAN -- The Krell Institute has announced that native Samantha Lawrence has been awarded a Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy.

Lawrence, a 2007 graduate of Christian Heritage High School, will pursue a doctoral degree in materials science and engineering at Washington State University beginning in the fall.

The Department of Energy Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) is a competitive program initiated and funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). First awarded in 2006, the fellowship has supported a total of 30 students at 18 universities (as of the close of the 2011-12 academic year).

Fellowships are granted annually and fund the education of doctoral students whose course of study focuses on areas of interest to stewardship science, including high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Lawrence joins a group of five first-year fellows in 2012, bringing the total number of current program participants to 21 students in 10 states. As part of the program, these individuals are afforded a yearly stipend, full payment of university tuition and required fees (during the appointment period), and an annual academic and conference travel allowance. In return, they must complete a comprehensive program of study and are also required to complete a three-month practicum at one of four DOE national defense laboratory sites.

For more information on the program, please contact the Krell Institute, fellowship administrator, at 515-956-3696 or visit

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