Seventy-three New Mexico students receive Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships
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LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 31, 2014—Raymond Fasano of Bernalillo High School is the recipient of the 2014 Platinum Scholarship awarded through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF). Fasano is one of 73 students from seven Northern New Mexico counties receiving LAESF scholarships, which are funded through pledges from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, and a matching amount from Los Alamos National Security, LLC.
“These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who excel in academic achievement, whose leadership potential is highlighted by his or her dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, and whose career goals reflect the future needs of our Laboratory and communities,” said Jeff Mousseau, the Laboratory’s Environmental Programs director and champion of the Laboratory’s 2014 LAESF campaign.
Fasano is the first Bernalillo High School student to receive the Platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 a year for four years.
Los Alamos High School senior Alexandr Wang and Santa Fe High School senior Greta Miller are this year’s Gold Scholarship recipients. They will receive $5,000 a year in financial assistance for four years.
Three students will receive $2,500 annual, four-year silver scholarships: Sarah Colvin of the New Mexico School for the Arts, Jesse Yelvington of Pojoaque High School and Na Hyun Park of St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe.
Seven students will receive $2,500 annual four-year Domenici scholarships named after former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): Leonard Horan III of Escalante High School; Amanda Mercer, Los Alamos High; Eliana Griego of McCurdy Charter School; Angelica Aragon, Mora High School; Nicolette Gonzales, Pecos High School; Zoie Hensley, Taos High School; and Milo Ventura of Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
The full list of 2014 scholarship recipients is on the LANL Foundation website.
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund encourages Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, retirees and subcontractor personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students.
The Laboratory’s 2014 scholarship drive begins May 5. Pledges to the fund will be used to award scholarships in 2015.
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund program began in 1998 and is administered for the Laboratory by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Since its inception, nearly 900 scholarships have been awarded, and Laboratory employees have donated more than $4 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.