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Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

on May 2, 2013 - 10:56am
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JROMC News:
 
Nine 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 nearly 170 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $347,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several 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' 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:
 
Los Alamos High School
  • Aaron Bao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, awarded to one student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
  • Laura Wendelberger: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Mary and Harold Argo, awarded to a young woman for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • Paulina Majewska: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship, funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
  • Simona Martin: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Terry Leon Rosen, awarded for unusual qualities of creativity and scholarship.
  • Jessie Zhao: 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.
  • Kevin Gao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to one student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences
Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Marcos Castellano: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Norris E. Bradbury, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Santa Fe High School
  • Yomi Ngassa Tadfor: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
Capital High School
  • Anna Elizabeth Diaz: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.

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