Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries Announces Scholarship Award Recipients

The Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries (FLACL) scholarship recipient Yunseo Kim. Courtesy/FLACL


The Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries (FLACL) announce scholarship awards for $2,500 each presented to four high school seniors in May 2023. 

The scholarship application process required that they present a written essay on a book that somehow enhanced their life or gave them a better understanding of the human condition. It was a rewarding experience to read the quality of the work that was presented to the committee.

Every one of the applicants should be commended for the effort and creativity with which they presented their essays.

This year’s recipients are:

Yunseo Kim who is very excited to attend Columbia University in New York City and hope to pursue a double major in Political Science and Human Rights as an advocate for global equity.

Mikaela Brown will be attending Utah State University to study Human Development and Family Studies.  

Lia Rushton has plans to study Agricultural Education at NMSU beginning this fall. In a few years, you’ll either find her working on one (or all 17) of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals or teaching those precepts to young students.

Ava Pietryga will be studying under a major called Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Law with a minor in French at the University of Arizona.

FLACL was organized in 1978 and has provided additional support to our county’s library system for over forty years. Some of this support comes from contributions made by a generous community. Most of the support comes from the Friends Bookstore, located at Mesa Public Library, through the donations made to, the sales made from and the benevolence of the wonderful volunteers who give their time to the store. It is through this collective passion for knowledge and reading that enable the Friends to give so much back to this community.

Anyone who would like to become a part of this worthwhile organization is asked to contact FLACL by leaving a message at 505.662.2188 or email or “contact us” on the website.

FLACL scholarship recipient Ava Pietryga. Courtesy/FLACL

FLACL scholarship recipient Lia Rushton. Courtesy/FLACL


FLACL scholarship recipient Mikaela Brown. Courtesy/FLACL

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