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Nine 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 JROMC has awarded nearly 170 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $347,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several 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' 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 are:
Aaron Bao, from Los Alamos High School was awarded the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship for outstanding promise in science and mathematics.
Laura Wendelberger, from Los Alamos High School was awarded the J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship in Memory of Mary and Harold Argo for outstanding promise in the arts or sciences.
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