Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC

EDUCATION News:

Thirteen college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee has awarded nearly 190 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $390,000 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.

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.

This year’s selected students:

Los Alamos High School

  • Alexander Swart: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
  • Kate Margevicius: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Mary and Harold Argo, awarded to a young woman for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • William Zhao: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship, funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
  • Chloe Madsen Keilers: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded for unusual qualities of creativity and scholarship.
  • Gerald Collom: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Juliamarie Langham Grilly, awarded to a resident of Los Alamos County for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
  • Vincent Tang: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
  • Everett Key: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nancy Laubach Freed, awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievements.
  • Sudeep Dasari: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded for outstanding academic achievements.
  • Megan Kuzmack: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded for outstanding academic achievements.

Pojoaque Valley High School

  • Daniella Martinez: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in memory of Norris E. Bradbury, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.

Santa FeHigh School

  • Grecia G. Morales Vega: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the Los Alamos National Bank, awarded for exceptional promise of future contributions to society.
  • Andres Ortiz: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Nicholas C. Metropolis, awarded to a student for outstanding promise in the mathematical sciences.
  • Ursula Vold: J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship supported by the committee, awarded for unusual qualities of creativity and excellence in academics.

For more information, contact Steven Buelow at 505.695.4618 or buelow@newmexicoconsortium.org.

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