Four Penn State students awarded American Nuclear Society Scholarships

September 19, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Four Penn State nuclear engineering students have been awarded 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Scholarships.

The ANS scholarship program supports graduate and undergraduate students in nuclear engineering who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence. The society's goal is to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology.

Matthew Midea III and Nick Osmond received the Incoming Freshman Scholarship which is presented to graduating high-school seniors who are pursuing science, mathematics and/or technical courses with an interest in working in nuclear science and technology. Only four Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded nationally each year.

Junior Austin Grandizio received the Undergraduate Category Scholarship, which is presented to undergraduate students of nuclear science and engineering in their junior or senior year in recognition of outstanding efforts and academic achievements in pursuit of a college education.  

Adrian Leandro received the Graduate Category Scholarship for academic excellence and outstanding achievement by a full-time graduate student in the field of nuclear science and engineering.

The students were presented with their scholarships Sept. 8 by Arthur Motta, professor and program chair of nuclear engineering.


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Austin Grandizio

Junior Austin Grandizio receives the Undergraduate Category Scholarship, presented by Arthur Motta, professor and program chair of nuclear engineering.


Matthew Midea III receives the Incoming Freshman Scholarship.


Nick Osmond receives the Incoming Freshman Scholarship.


Adrian Leandro receives the Graduate Category Scholarship.


To learn more about American Nuclear Society Scholarships and how to apply, Click Here



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519