Earth And Environmental Science Scholarships For Northern New Mexico Students

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and The Climate Change Leadership Institute (CCLI) are partnering to provide scholarships to support students pursuing Earth and Environmental Science Degrees on behalf of Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham.

Dr. Sullivan Graham, a Los Alamos Scientist, is receiving the Conservation Grant Award from the Climate Change Leadership Institute and wants to pay it forward by offering this one-time scholarship to two students in attending colleges/universities in northern New Mexico.

About the Award:

Each year the CCLI gives out community seed grant awards to worthy recipients to encourage leadership, develop alliances and reward responsibility in the advancement of climate stewardship.

Conservation Grant Award – CCLI developed a project called Conservation Quest to focus on the energy, water & climate nexus. Beyond developing conservation related resources and partnerships we also aim to encourage energy and water conservation leadership by providing this annual conservation award. It’s not enough to convert our economy to renewable power, we must exponentially become more conservation minded, energy wise and water efficient.

The 2014 Conservation Award goes to Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham, a scientist at LANL, for graciously giving her expertise and time developing the energy and water nexus initiative with NM Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department. We want to thank her and everyone involved with this important endeavor.

The seed grant portion of this award will honor on this team’s behalf two worthy students attending colleges/universities in Northern New Mexico by assisting with their higher education, research and development in the fields of climate, energy and/or water conservation.

Application Process:

Applicants will submit a two-page application to education@lanl.gov.

Guidelines/Criteria:

Students will be selected to receive awards based on the following:

• Must attend a college/university within the seven Northern New Mexico counties (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, SanMiguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos)

• Have a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA)

• Undergraduate students status, enrolled full-time and majoring in Earth and Environmental Science or related fields from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Application Portfolio Requirements:

• Application form submitted electronically at education@lanl.gov, or hardcopy delivered by mail or in person to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Programs Office, Attention: Carole Rutten, 1619 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544

• Official academic transcript(s)

• Two letters of recommendation one academic and one other from a community member or employer that can speak to student’s academic and community involvement signed and in sealed envelopes or sent by e-mail

• An essay (250 words) describing your personal objectives and goals for pursuing your degree

• Application deadline is Dec. 23, 2014.

Los Alamos National Security, LLC and The CCLI are strongly committed to supporting and advancing the education of our regional students and scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded. Members of LANL and The CCLI will serve as the Selection Committee.

For more information, please contact Carole Rutten at: (505) 664-0275 or crutten@lanl.gov

About LANL:

LANL, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, the Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS Corporation for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns.

About Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham:

Dr. Sullivan Graham is a senior scientist in the Chemistry Division at LANL. She is a hydro geologist and geochemist with 30 years of experience in environmental chemistry, ground-water hydrology, water treatment, systems modeling, and field studies. She has developed considerable expertise in produced water chemistry and treatment over the last 15 years of her research. Dr. Sullivan Graham currently is a science advisor to Secretary David Martin of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department and is the coordinator for the Brackish Water working group under the Governor’s Drought Task Force. She is a certified professional geologist, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Geochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned her PhD in Earth and Environmental Science from New Mexico Tech.

About the Climate Change Leadership Institute:

The CCLI is a civil society based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the climate crisis and spearheading the clean energy revolution. With these aims in mind, we do annual direct action projects, give out seed grants and leadership awards, offer student internships and stewardship workshops and provide streaming ways for you to demonstrate personal responsibility.

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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Date of Application: _________________________________________________________________________

Personal and Demographic Information

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High School Information

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EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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Career Goals:

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Community Service:

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Leadership Activities:

Indicate any current or previous activities not mentioned earlier that demonstrate your leadership qualities, the level and nature of your involvement, and the total number of hours spent on each activity. Indicate any recognition or honors received.

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Personal Essay:

Tell us about you, your personal goals and objective. What inspired you to pursue this degree and what do you want to do with it professionally and personally? (250 words)

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