The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation announced its winners of the 2015 LANL Employees’ Scholarship Fund.
In all, 78 students were awarded scholarships this year, ranging in value from $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years) to $1,000.
The LANL Foundation and lab employees partnered together starting in 1998 to create the Scholarship Fund. The stated goal of the fund is to “provide scholarships that support the students of Northern New Mexico who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in fields that will serve the region.”
Among the top scholarship recipients this year were Chloe Keilers of Los Alamos High School, Charlotte Flory of Questa High School and Alexander Ortiz of Santa Fe High School. Those three students earned Gold Scholar status and will receive $20,000 for higher education.
A new award was rolled out this year, the Susan Herrera Scholarship Fund. This year, LANL Foundation founder and CEO Herrera retired from those positions and an award was established in her name.
The first winner of that award is Francesca Gonzales of West Las Vegas.
Here is a complete list of 2015 recipients:
Charlotte Flory, Questa
Chloe Keilers, Los Alamos
Alexander Ortiz, Santa Fe