(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- More than $1.7 million was awarded to the University of Tennessee for its nuclear industry training and research efforts, according to published reports.
The United States Department of Energy for scholarships, a fellowship and research grants donated the money as part of a nationwide program to boost nuclear energy efforts.
There were 46 colleges and universities across the nation that were awarded money under the Nuclear Energy University Program and Integrated University Program. UT students were awarded more scholarship money that any other institution, according to university officials.
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