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Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund raises record amount

$555,625 will fund regional students’ post-secondary education
July 1, 2013
Students from Valarde Middle School won the video competition in the  Best in Show and Middle School categories. They are shown here with sixth-grade teacher Jimmy Lara.

Lab Director Charlie McMillan throws out the first pitch at an Isotopes game that helped raise funds for Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation scholarship program

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Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund raises record amount

Lab employees, subcontractors and members of the public helped the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund raise $305,625 for Northern New Mexico students this year. When combined with the Los Alamos National Security, LLC match of $250,000, that means that more than half a million dollars will be available for scholarships next year. Tickets purchased for a recent Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game by Lab employees, where Lab Director Charlie McMillan threw the first pitch, raised an additional $3,600 for the fund.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation administers the scholarship program. The awards are based on academic performance, leadership potential, critical-thinking skills and career goals.

Earlier this year, 73 scholarships were awarded in the amount of $411,000.

While the Lab’s scholarship drive has ended, anyone can make donations throughout the year by going to the Foundation’s website.