Pojoaque Students Names Among Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners

by Staff Reporter / May 17, 2017 / comments

Pojoaque Students Names Among Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners

Staff Report

Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico, including two from Pojoaque Valley High School, have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC). The students are from Pojoaque Valley, Los Alamos, Capital, and Santa Fe high schools.

The JROMC has awarded 217 scholarships and other awards totaling $513,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Robert Oppenheimer, the first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and one of the most influential scientists of the 20th Century. In addition to its annual scholarship program, the JROMC sponsors each year the Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture.

This year's selected students are:

Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Dominic Roybal: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Norris E. Bradbury, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
  • Anthony Teba: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Santa Fe High School
  • Brian Ortiz: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Capital High School
  • Jessica Sipos: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Los Alamos High School
  • Wilbur Wang: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
  • Faith Koh: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Mary and Harold Argo, awarded to a young woman for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • Bethany Rose Click: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship, funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
  • Tabitha Welch: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded for unusual qualities of creativity and scholarship.
  • Irine Kwon: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Juliamarie Langham Grilly, awarded to a resident of Los Alamos County for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • Michelle Yang: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
  • Jennifer Wang: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nancy Laubach Freed, awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievements.