Winners of Nontraditional Student Scholarships Announced

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Winners of Nontraditional Student Scholarships Announced

Staff Report

ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation has announced that several local residents are among those awarded Regional College/Returning Student scholarships to 15 Northern New Mexico students.

These $1000 awards from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund help local 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 2017 scholarship winners are:

  • Lorraine Alire of Vallecitos, studying early childhood education at Northern New Mexico College
  • Lorraine Bustos of Fairview, studying allied health at Santa Fe Community College      
  • Craig Charlton of Santa Fe, studying biology/health sciences at Santa Fe Community College        
  • Lydia Clark of Santa Fe, studying film at Santa Fe Community College
  • Gary Cook of Taos, studying digital media at University of New Mexico – Taos       
  • Eidy Dominguez of Alcalde, studying nursing at Northern New Mexico College       
  • Miranda Garcia of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Northern New Mexico College
  • Justin Hosea of Ranchos de Taos, studying pre-science at University of New Mexico – Taos
  • Matthew Houser of Los Alamos, studying pre-professional health at University of New Mexico – Los Alamos
  • Rebecca Johnson of Cerrillos, studying studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts  
  • Rae Lujan of Taos, studying pre-business administration at University of New Mexico – Taos
  • Teresa Martinez of Taos, studying human services at University of New Mexico – Taos
  • Patrick Quintana of Alcalde, studying substance abuse counseling at Northern New Mexico College    
  • Reyes Roybal of Taos, studying pre-science at University of New Mexico – Taos
  • Jinelle Scully of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College  

The LANL Foundation reports that since 2011, 157 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships totaling $157,000 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 in June, 2016.

Funding comes from donations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, Los Alamos National Security, LLC and community members.  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 John McDermon, Scholarship Program Manager, at (505) 753-8890 ext: 116 or tony@lanlfoundation.org.

About the LANL Foundation (www.lanlfoundation.org.)

Since 1997, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked to inspire excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy. By investing in human potential, the Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. Programs in early childhood, STEM inquiry education, scholarships and small grants serve Northern New Mexico communities primarily in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

 

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