Two Livermore area high school students were awarded $5,000 scholarships each by National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec), to encourage their interest in science and engineering.

This year’s recipients of the NSTec Engineering and Science Scholarship are Megan Kristovich and Katie Johnston, both graduates of Livermore High School. Kristovich plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley and major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Johnston will attend California Institute of Technology and major in Computer Science.

The scholarship program, an extension of the NSTec education investment philosophy, was launched in 2006 and has provided more than 221 scholarships and $1 million to high school seniors across the country planning an education in engineering and science.

NSTec partners with the Livermore Valley Education Foundation to administer the scholarships. The company is the management and operating contractor for the Nevada National Security Site and its related facilities including the company’s Livermore Operations, for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office.

“We created these scholarships to encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers who are essential for our national security mission,” says NSTec President Ray Juzaitis. “Several of our NSTec 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 NSTec after their first year of college.