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FBP awards STEAM scholarship to three Pike County graduates

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- May 25, 2022 -- Three Pike County students were the recipients of the 2022 Fluor-BWXT (FBP) STEAM Scholarship, a one-time, $2,000 award. Each year, Fluor-BWXT awards 12 college scholarships to area high school students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). More than 100 applications for the scholarships were received this year.

Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director JD Dowell presents a STEAM scholarship to Waverly High School student Britton Kritzwiser.

Britton Kritzwiser, one of Waverly High School’s valedictorians, a soccer player, member of the school news team, and past participant in the Department of Energy’s Science Bowl, plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in physics/astrophysics.

Tyler Sowards, Piketon High School, will be majoring in mechanical engineering at Wright State University. He is a member of the National Honor Society, an active youth leader and has twice secured first place in robotics engineering projects for 4-H. 

Grace Amato, Piketon High School, maintained a 4.0 grade point average while operating her own baking business. She plans to continue providing desserts to local shops and individuals to help cover educational expenses while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Shawnee State University in a STEAM-related field of study.

“While forging their paths and immersing themselves into their communities, our scholarship winners are working to enhance the quality of life for themselves and others,” Portsmouth Site Project Director JD Dowell said. “We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to seeing them continue to succeed.”

Since 2011, FBP has awarded $264,000 to graduating seniors pursuing careers in the STEAM field.

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Scholarship committee member Tim Poe, center, presents Tyler Sowards and Grace Amato with awards during Piketon High School’s awards ceremony.

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit