Nuclear security contractor awards scholarships to 2 Livermore students

$5,000 grants given annually to engineering, science majors

Megan Kristovich and Katie Johnston, both graduates of Livermore High School, have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by National Security Technologies.

The scholarships were presented by NST's Livermore operation, the local operating contractor Las Vegasa-based NST, which operates under contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Kristovich plans to attend the UC Berkeley to major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Johnston will attend California Institute of Technology and major in Computer Science.

The NST program has provided more than 221 scholarships and $1 million to high school seniors across the country planning an education in engineering and science.

NST partners with the Livermore Valley Education Foundation to administer the scholarships.

"We created these scholarships to encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers who are essential for our national security mission," says NST President Ray Juzaitis. "Several of our NST Engineering and Science Scholarship recipients also serve summer internships. Our vision is that one day they may become our employees."

Scholarship recipients are given an opportunity to intern at NST after their first year of college.

PHOTO CAPTION: Megan Kristovich (left) and Katie Johnston

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