For Immediate Release
Contact: Fran Poda
Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 21, 2012 – URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) recently awarded 10 $3,000 UCOR Family Scholarships to children of company employees. UCOR President and Project Manager Leo Sain presented the awards during ceremonies at the DoubleTree Hotel on May 17.
“We are committed to education and to helping provide our young people with the tools they will need to succeed in their chosen fields,” Sain said. “We are extremely proud and happy to be able to do this.”
UCOR plans to award the scholarships annually. Those receiving scholarships this year are:
Tyler Bauman, Hardin Valley Academy
Ellen Marie Bradford, Knoxville Catholic School
Karleigh Day, Scott County High School
Amanda Fancher, Gibbs High School
Derek Halcomb, Central High School
Rachel Hudson, Loudon County High School
Alex Poda, Aiken High School (S.C.)
Robert Sallade, Farragut High School
Beau Wesh, Oak Ridge High School
Bryce Wesh, Oak Ridge High School
Applications were screened and awardees selected using a blind process that prevented members of the selection panel from knowing the names of the applicants or their parents. Winners were selected based on test scores, academic records, class rank, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and awards and honors.
Sue Cange, Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office Acting Assistant Manager for Environmental Management attended the ceremonies and congratulated the students. “You were chosen on the basis of your achievements to date,” she said. “This scholarship is designed to help you continue to excel and to reach your academic, professional and personal goals in the future.”
UCOR is the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation. The URS-led company is responsible for deactivation and demolition of the K-25 facility at ETTP, as well as other specific scopes of work at ETTP, the Y-12 National Security Site, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.