Nontraditional Students Receive LANL Foundation Scholarships

by Reporter / Jan 22, 2016 / comments

Nontraditional Students Receive LANL Foundation Scholarships

ESPAÑOLA, NM — LANL Foundation has proudly awarded 17 Northern New Mexicans $1000 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

These scholarships help nontraditional students return to formal education to expand job opportunities or pursue new careers with a certification or two-year degree from a local, accredited college or university.

The January 2016 scholarship winners are:

  • Gabriel Arguello of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Luisiana Ayon of Las Vegas, studying criminal justice at Luna Community College
  • Robert Burnett of Santa Fe, studying human services at Santa Fe Community College
  • Brandon Chandler of Santa Fe, studying sustainable technology at Santa Fe Community College
  • Craig Charlton of Santa Fe, studying biology/health sciences at Santa Fe Community College
  • Avadana Garcia of Santo Domingo Pueblo, studying human services at Santa Fe Community College
  • Loretto Garcia of Santa, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Garrett Gibson of Santa Fe, studying engineering at Santa Fe Community College
  • Lyndsey Hacker-McNew of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Brandon Kelley of Santa Fe, studying teacher education at Santa Fe Community College
  • Jennifer Longo of Taos, studying electrical engineering at University of New Mexico-Taos     
  • Rae Lujan of Taos Pueblo, studying business administration at University of New Mexico-Taos
  • Sandy Padilla of Santa Fe, studying information technology at Santa Fe Community College
  • Irene Panas of Peñasco, studying nursing at Northern New Mexico College
  • Sarah Phillips of Hernandez and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, studying engineering at University of New Mexico-Los Alamos
  • Talia Prado of Santa Fe, studying greenhouse management at Santa Fe Community College
  • Amanda Vigil of Peñasco, studying nursing at University of New Mexico-Taos          

Since 2011, 128 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships totaling $128,000 have supported Northern New Mexicans from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Scholarships are awarded twice each year. The next application deadline is June 15, 2016.

Funding comes from donations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Scholarships are administered by the LANL Foundation with student selection and program oversight provided by an advisory committee of volunteer donors.

For more information, visit www.lanlfoundation.org/scholarships or contact Tony Fox, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Scholarships, at (505) 753-8890 ext: 116 or tony@lanlfoundation.org.

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About the LANL Foundation
Since 1997, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has worked to inspire excellence in education in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy. By investing in learning and human potential, the Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. Programs in early childhood education, STEM inquiry learning, scholarships and grants primarily serve Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. LANL Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, visit www.lanlfoundation.org.