Fifty-five New Mexico students receive Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships
- Steve Sandoval
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New scholarship campaign begins today
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, May 3, 2010—Fifty-five New Mexico students are receiving scholarships thanks to the generosity of Los Alamos National Laboratory employees who donated to the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.
Escalante High School senior Estevan Trujillo is the recipient of this year’s platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years. “This scholarship will help me realize my goals,” said Trujillo, who plans to attend New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro this fall. “I want to thank LANL for this amazing opportunity. It means the difference between working full time or being able to focus only on my academics while in college.”
Two students are receiving $5,000-per-year, four-year gold scholarships: Leah Lucero of Las Vegas Robertson High School and Kaila Matthews of St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe.
Three students are receiving $2,500-per-year, four-year silver scholarships: Kathy Lin of Los Alamos High School, Ian McMahon of Monte del Sol in Santa Fe, and Dennis Trujillo of McCurdy School in Española. And two students are receiving $2,500-per-year, four-year Domenici scholarships named after former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): Emma Carroll of Los Alamos High School and Dominic Martinez of Pojoaque High School.
The list of 2010 scholarship recipients is on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Web page at http://www.lanlfoundation.org/.
The 2010 scholarship drive begins today and runs through June 4. Donations to the fund will be used to award scholarships in 2011.
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund encourages Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, retirees, and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of grade point average, test scores, diversity, need, academic rigor, leadership, and community involvement.
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund program began in 1998 and is administered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Since its inception, more than 500 scholarships have been awarded, and Laboratory employees have donated nearly $1.75 million to the fund.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.