Ian Greeley gets UT-Battelle Scholarship

utbschol16_200Ian Greeley, a senior at Knoxville Catholic High School, has been named the winner of the 2016 UT-Battelle Scholarship and will attend the University of Tennessee. Greeley is shown in photo with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason.

The award is presented annually to a graduating senior who plans to study science, math or engineering at UT, which is co-manager of ORNL. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years at a total of $20,000. The recipient is selected competitively among candidates whose parent or parents work at ORNL. Greeley’s mother, Leigh, is an industrial hygienist in ORNL’s Safety Services Division, and his father, Mark, is a researcher in the Environmental Sciences Division.

According to information provided by ORNL, Greeley is an honors student at Catholic with a cumulative 4.52 grade-point average. Among other activities, he served as a team captain in the FIRST Robotics program and played varsity soccer. In his studies at UT, he plans to pursue a career in materials science and explore new energy storage applications.

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