J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1944. Courtesy/DOE

 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico were awarded scholarships ranging from $3,000-$4,000 during ceremonies at their respective schools. The scholarships are administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee. The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.
 
This year’s selected students are:
 
Los Alamos High School
 
Phillip Martin: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
 
Zoe Hemez: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Mary and Harold Argo, awarded to a young woman for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
 
Benjamin Rees: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship, funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
 
Junseo Kim: 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.
 
Matilde Jacobson: 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.
 
David Gao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
 
Priyanka Velappan: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Nancy Laubach Freed, awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievements.
 
Pojoaque Valley High School
 
Matthew Quintana: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Norris E. Bradbury, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
 
Santa Fe High School
 
Ashlyn Vigil: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
 
Lawrence Mirabal: 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.
 
About the JROMC Scholarship
 
The JROMC has awarded over 225 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $575,000 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 major 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 each year the Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture.
 
For more information contact Steven Buelow, 505.695.4618 or smbuelow@gmail.com, or visit our website at http://www.jromc.org/index.php/scholarship-winners.
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