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ORAU awards 2010 Pollard Scholarship to accomplished local student

September 22, 2010

Tyler Miller

Tyler Miller

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— ORAU announced several William G. Pollard Scholarship recipients in May, but, this year, another student has received $1,200 toward the 2010-2011 academic year. Tyler Miller, son of Taunya and Jamie Miller of Lake City, Tenn., began his studies at Lincoln Memorial University in August and joins the list of students recognized for exceptional achievement.

ORAU awards Pollard Scholarships each year to ORAU employees’ children who display exceptional achievements in their high school or undergraduate studies. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended, three references (at least two of which must be from teachers) and a 500-word essay describing the student’s professional and personal interests.

Miller graduated in 2010 from Anderson County High School where the National Honor Society member and honor roll student ranked among the top 10 in his class. Recognized by his teachers and coaches for his exceptional character and leadership, Miller’s achievements stretch beyond the classroom.

Miller tutored students with disabilities and assisted them with volunteer activities in the community as part of the Peer Buddy Program. He also worked as an assistant in the school’s counseling office.  An accomplished basketball player, Miller volunteers to support youth basketball, softball and baseball leagues and summer camps. While the college freshman is considering careers in either education or law enforcement, he knows he’ll follow his passion for helping others.

The William G. Pollard Scholarship Awards are presented in honor of ORAU’s founder as recognition of his dedication to science and education. A University of Tennessee physics professor, Pollard founded the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies—which later became ORAU—to link the valuable scientific resources developed in Oak Ridge as part of the Manhattan Project with regional universities.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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