LANL Foundation Announces Nontraditional Student Scholarship Recipients

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation has awarded Regional College/Returning Student scholarships to 16 Northern New Mexico students.

These $1,000 awards from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund help local, nontraditional students return to formal education to expand job opportunities or pursue new careers with a certification or two-year degree from an accredited college or university in Northern New Mexico.

July 2017 Scholarship Winners:

  • Lynette Baca of Canjilon, studying pre-engineering at Northern New Mexico College
  • Pennie Ballinger of Santa Fe, studying business administration at Northern New Mexico College
  • Bobby Barela of Santa Fe, studying HVAC and plumbing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Tracy Bell of Taos, studying liberal arts at University of New Mexico–Taos
  • Annadine Benavidez of Santa, Fe studying hospitality and tourism at Santa Fe Community College
  • Kathryn Eustice of Santa Fe, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Aaron Harford of Las Vegas, studying mathematics at Luna Community College
  • Rebekah Lane of Santa Fe, studying biological sciences at Santa Fe Community College
  • Jennifer Longo of Taos, studying engineering and computer science at University of New Mexico–Taos
  • Jessica Martinez of Cleveland, studying nursing at Luna Community College
  • Ashley Montoya of Fairview, studying nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Timothy Nice of Edgewood, studying welding at Central New Mexico Community College
  • Carrie Quade of Santa Fe, studying media arts at Santa Fe Community College
  • Timmy Salazar of Ranchos de Taos, studying criminal justice at University of New Mexico –Taos
  • Rosita Sanchez of Española, studying nursing at Northern New Mexico College
  • Mark Simmons of Rociada, studying nursing at Luna Community College

Since 2011, 173 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships totaling $173,000 have supported adult students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

Funding comes from donations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, Los Alamos National Security, LLC and community members. Scholarships are administered by the LANL Foundation, with student selection and program oversight provided by a volunteer advisory committee of donors.

Scholarships are awarded twice each year. The next application deadline is in November, 2017.

For more information, visit www.lanlfoundation.org/scholarships or contact John McDermon, scholarship program manager, at 505.753.8890 ext. 115 or john@lanlfoundation.org.

About the LANL Foundation (www.lanlfoundation.org.)

Since 1997, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked to inspire excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy. By investing in human potential, the Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. Programs in early childhood, STEM inquiry education, scholarships and small grants serve Northern New Mexico communities primarily in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

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