From left, LAHS senior Alexander Wang, Santa Fe HS senior Greta Miller and Bernalillo HS senior Raymond Fasano awarded LAESF scholarships. Courtesy/LANL
Scholarship campaign begins May 5 for 2015 scholarship awards
Los Alamos High School senior Alexander Wang, Santa Fe High School senior Greta Miller and Raymond Fasano of Bernalillo High School are among the 73 students from seven Northern New Mexico counties receiving LAESF scholarships, which are funded through pledges from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, and a matching amount from Los Alamos National Security, LLC.
Wang and Miller are this year’s Gold Scholarship recipients. They will receive $5,000 a year in financial assistance for four years. Fasano is the recipient of the 2014 Platinum Scholarship.
“These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who excel in academic achievement, whose leadership potential is highlighted by his or her dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, and whose career goals reflect the future needs of our Laboratory and communities,” said Jeff Mousseau, the Laboratory’s Environmental Programs director and champion of the Laboratory’s 2014 LAESF campaign.
Fasano is the first Bernalillo High School student to receive the Platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 a year for four years. Three students will receive $2,500 annual, four-year silver scholarships: Sarah Colvin of the New Mexico School for the Arts, Jesse Yelvington of Pojoaque High School and Na Hyun Park of St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe.
Seven students will receive $2,500 annual four-year Domenici scholarships named after former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. including Amanda Mercer, Los Alamos High School; Leonard Horan III of Escalante High School; Eliana Griego of McCurdy Charter School; Angelica Aragon, Mora High School; Nicolette Gonzales, Pecos High School; Zoie Hensley, Taos High School; and Milo Ventura of Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
The full list of 2014 scholarship recipients is on the LANL Foundation website at http://www.lanlfoundation.org/Scholarships/Recipients.html.
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 2014 scholarship drive begins May 5. Pledges to the fund will be used to award scholarships in 2015.
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund program began in 1998 and is administered for the Laboratory by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Since its inception, nearly 900 scholarships have been awarded, and Laboratory employees have donated more than $4 million to the fund.