INL News Release
Aug. 10, 2011

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Misty Benjamin, 208-351-9900,

Center for Advanced Energy Studies distributes $10,000 in scholarships

IDAHO FALLS — The Center for Advanced Energy Studies has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to university students who interned at CAES and Idaho National Laboratory this summer. Seven students received $1,000 scholarships; one student received a $3,000 award.

Recipients were selected based on the work they completed during their internships and on a brief essay describing their career interests and the energy challenges the nation and world face.

This is the fourth year CAES has awarded scholarships to interns. It started the program to help fulfill its mission of increasing the number of students entering the energy field. Since 2008, CAES has given out $42,000 in scholarships.

"Our goal is to influence young people to pursue careers in energy-related fields, whether it's in energy policy or nuclear engineering," said Oren Hester, CAES deputy director. "CAES is proud of the role it plays in helping students fulfill their dreams."

This year’s $3,000 scholarship winner is Ellen Roybal, an ecological economics major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This year’s $1,000 scholarship winners are:
• McKay Graybill, a computer science major at Boise State University
• Brandi Grover, a general studies major at Idaho State University
• Sabrina Ireland, a nuclear engineering major at Oregon State University
• Timothy Kremer, a chemical engineering major at Ohio State University
• Callan McGriff, a civil engineering major at University of Idaho
• Jessica Paul, a nuclear engineering major at University of Florida
• Dane Sterbenz, a nuclear engineering major at Idaho State University

CAES is a research and education partnership between Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho. For more information, visit

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