LANL: Seventy Three New Mexico Students Receive Scholarships

Gold Scholarship Winners Kevin Gao, Danielle Harrier and Micaela Lucero. Courtesy/LANL


Seventy-three students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of this year’s scholarships through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

Funding for the scholarships comes from $411,500 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

Los Alamos High School senior Kevin Gao, Micaela Lucero of St. Michael’s High and Danielle Harrier of Pojoaque High School share this year’s gold scholarship, which provide $5,000 in financial assistance annually for four years.

Five students will receive $2,500 annual, four-year silver scholarships: Aaron Bao and Paulina Majewska of Los Alamos High School; Anna Finck of West Las Vegas High School; Kimberly Nguyen of Rio Rancho High School; and Victoria Gomez of Las Vegas Robertson High School; Gomez also received a $1,000 Phil Barker Memorial Scholarship.

Seven students will receive $2,500 annual four-year Domenici scholarships named after former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): Dalton Smith of Los Alamos High School; Chantel Rivera of Mora High School; Monica Abeyta of Escalante High School; Gregory Medina of West Las Vegas High School; Cary Thomas of Cuba High School; Isaac Green of Desert Academy; and Andrew Mascareñas of Questa High School.

Christy Lovato of Española Valley High School and Sarah Pyatt of Taos High School received $10,000 Endowed Leadership scholarships created by former Laboratory Director John Browne. In addition, 24 students received $1,000 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships.

The list of 2013 scholarship recipients is on the LANL Foundation website at

The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund encourages Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, retirees and subcontractor personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students.

The Laboratory’s 2013 scholarship drive begins May 1. Donations to the fund will be used to award scholarships in 2014.

The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund program began in 1998 and is administered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Since its inception, more than 725 scholarships have been awarded, and Laboratory employees have donated more than $3 million to the fund.

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