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Idaho National Laboratory’s 2023 Bright Future in Energy Scholarship opens

INL News Release
Nov. 28, 2022


Lori McNamara, 208-526-1508,

Adrienne Petrovic, 208-526-1544,

Idaho National Laboratory is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 Bright Future in Energy Scholarship competition. The program is open to 11th- and 12th-grade students interested in pursuing a postsecondary education and career focused on nuclear energy, the environment or protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. With funding provided by Battelle Energy Alliance, INL expects to award a total of $25,000 in scholarships to winners and runners-up. 

In its third year, INL’s Bright Future in Energy Scholarship competition recognizes the best and brightest students for innovative thinking and excellence in science, technology, engineering and math.

Participating students will research one of three science-related prompts and prepare a virtual presentation for an expert panel of INL judges during the week of Feb. 13-17, 2023. To be considered, students should submit their application here by Feb. 8, 2023.

Bright Future in Energy Scholarship prompts:

  1. What role does nuclear energy play in helping the world achieve a future with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions? How do the risks and benefits of nuclear energy compare with other existing energy technologies?
  2. How do we develop a truly sustainable recycling method that is economically feasible, environmentally responsible and socially justifiable? What role can such a program play in helping the world achieve a future with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions?
  3. Consider your nearest major city. What are the cybersecurity concerns associated with operating this city’s government, energy and transportation infrastructure? How can these concerns be communicated in a way that creates greater cybersecurity awareness in schools, communities and industry?

For more information about the Bright Future in Energy Scholarship competition, click here.

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