Congratulations LANL Foundation SP2020 Career Pathways Scholarship Recipients

LANL Foundation Announces Spring 2020 Career Pathways Scholarship Recipients

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has just awarded $62,250 in Career Pathways Scholarships to 28 students from the seven-county region of Northern New Mexico, chosen from a competitive group of 70 applicants.

Among the recipients are seven students from Northern New Mexico College!

  • Jessica Fry, Biology, Northern New Mexico College
  • Destiny Maestas, Nursing, Northern New Mexico College
  • Carlos Hurtado, Environmental Science, Northern New Mexico College
  • Lindsy Solomon, Nursing, Northern New Mexico College
  • Chicqueeta Whitaker, Nursing, Northern New Mexico College
  • Carlos Arras-Castillo, Elementary Education, Northern New Mexico College

The Career Pathways Scholarship is available to those who have earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE), including nontraditional students and recent high school graduates, to help fund a two-year associate’s degree, professional certification or trade. Students were eligible for up to two years of funding, with second-year renewability contingent on the student making progress toward completion of a degree or certificate.

“We were able to award more Career Pathways Scholarships this cycle due to an increase in donations to this fund and the newly established Needs-Based Scholarship Fund,” said Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Manager. “Many people are moved to support these specific scholarships because they know their donation will make a significant impact in the lives of those in our community who need it most. Without these scholarships, many of our recipients would have to put their dreams on hold. The generosity of our donors quite literally makes dreams come true.”

Contributions from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees and support from Triad National Security provide most of the Career Pathways funding, with additional support from community members via the LANL Foundation website:

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