GE Hitachi donates $30,000 to begin an annual scholarship at Cape Fear Community College for Nuclear Technology students

December 15th, 2015 by Sonya Johnson

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Wilmington, NC – GE Hitachi recently donated $30,000 to help students in CFCC’s Nuclear Technology program achieve their educational goals.  GE plans to contribute $30,000 per semester to the scholarship fund, which will support up to 20 scholarships each semester. Scholarships of up to $3,000 per student per year are available to qualified applicants who are enrolled as full-time students in the Nuclear Technology program and complete the required prerequisites. The first two scholarship recipients were identified during the fall semester of 2015.

“This scholarship program builds on our longstanding partnership with Cape Fear Community College,” said Beth Lemmons, Vice President, Field Services, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. “By merging college curriculum, practical experience at nuclear power plants and specialized training at GEH facilities in Wilmington and California, this program will promote career paths for nuclear maintenance technicians.”

“GE Hitachi’s support for CFCC and its students throughout the years has been tremendous,” said Dr. Amanda Lee, CFCC president. “This scholarship program will ease the recipients’ financial burden and allow them to focus on their training. We are very fortunate to have such a committed community partner and we look forward to continuing to train today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs.”

CFCC’s Nuclear Technology program is located on the North Campus in Castle Hayne.  Throughout the six-semester program, students complete traditional classroom work and also training on site at nuclear power facilities.  For more information about the program visit

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.