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J. Robert Oppenheimer Committee Awards Scholarships

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC

JROMC News:

Ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

The JROMC has awarded over 230 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $500,000 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 contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank and the New Mexico Consortium.

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 the Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture each year.

This year's selected students are:

Los Alamos High School

  • Joseph Sarrao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nancy Laubach Freed, awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievements.
  • Steven Zhao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
  • Amanda Li: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship sponsored by the New Mexico Consortium for a student who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society and plans to attend a New Mexico institution of higher education.
  • Jonathan Doorn: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Rosalie Heller for a student with an excellent academic record who has demonstrated a significant interest in classical music.
  • Sonyia Williams: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Juliamarie Langham Grilly, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • Christopher Koh: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.

Pojoaque Valley High School

  • Noelia Topete: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Satch Cowan and funded by the Delle Foundation, for a student who shows exceptional promise in science and medicine.
  • Taylor Roybal: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.

Capital High School

  • Elizabeth Walker: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship sponsored by the New Mexico Consortium for a student who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society and plans to attend a New Mexico institution of higher education.
  • Ariana Garcia: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.

For more information contact: Steven Buelow, 505.695.4618sjb150370@gmail.com.


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