LANL Employees’ Scholarship Winners Announced

Los Alamos students picked up thousands of dollars in scholarship awards from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund Thursday at a reception at the LANL Foundation offices in Española. From left, Daniel Ahrens, $4,000 Bronze award, Amanda Mercer, $10,000 Sen. Pete Domenici award; Colin Hemez, $4,000 Bronze award; George Barnum, $4,000 Bronze award, Mohit Dubey, $4,000 Bronze award; Maria McTeigue, $4,000 Bronze award; and Alexandr Wang, $20,000 Gold award. All are Los Alamos High School graduates except Dubey, who is a graduate of New Mexico School for the Arts. The LANL Employees’ Scholarship Fund awarded $419,500 in scholarships to students in Northern New Mexico. Funding comes from donations by LANL employees and a $250,000 match from Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS). Rich Marquez, Executive Director at LANL and a member of the Foundation Board, advised the students to be careful what was in their backpack as they headed for college. “Take your value system, take things to remind you of home, take this check, take the knowledge you have help from 2,300 PhDs at the Lab if you need it and take your dreams,” Marquez said. Photo by Andrea Multari

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