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2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Scholarship winners excel in their dedication to academic achievement, leadership, and service. 

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4-Year Undergraduate Scholarships

In 2021, 106 Northern New Mexico students pursuing bachelor's degrees are receiving 116 scholarships worth $755,500!

Since 1999, Northern New Mexico students have been awarded 1,915 scholarships totaling nearly $8.5 million from LAESF, over $5 million of which came directly from LANL employees.

Some scholarships are designated for applicants with specific qualifications including: the pursuit of certain degrees (including education, nursing, business, and STEM), first-generation college students, Native American students, outstanding leadership, higher financial need, resiliency and determination, and residency in certain communities. See award levels for further details about the funds available. 

Gold Scholarship: $20,000

$5,000 per year for up to four years 

  • Adriana Cordova, Cuba High School
  • Britney Hsu, Taos High School
  • William Vasquez McTeigue, Los Alamos High School

Silver Scholarship: $15,000

$3,750 per year for up to four years

  • Estella Gomez, Dulce High School
  • Artemisio Romero y Carver, New Mexico School for the Arts
  • Bella Root, Santa Fe High School

Copper Scholarship: $10,000

$2,500 per year for up to four years

  • Ashlyn Flores, Pecos High School
  • Abdul Khweis, Taos High School
  • Amea Lombardo, Academy for Technology and the Classics
  • Jermaine Valdez, West Las Vegas High School

Bronze Scholarship: $6,000

$1,500 per year for up to four years

  • Lourdes Armenta Cazares, Capital High School
  • Alyssa Baca, Robertson High School
  • Niveditha Bala, Mandela International Magnet School
  • Jackson Boyd, Taos High School
  • Jarrod Burns, New Mexico School for the Deaf
  • Emily Chavez, Española Valley High School
  • Mikenzie Chessman, University of New Mexico
  • Gary Cook, University of New Mexico
  • Filippo Delzanno, Los Alamos High School
  • Althea Denlinger, University of New Mexico
  • Kaisa Drew, Los Alamos High School
  • Naomi Eldridge, Academy for Technology and the Classics
  • Jose Garcia, Los Alamos High School
  • Analyssa Gomez, Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Alexandra Hernandez, Capital High School
  • Deedee Jansen, Santa Fe Waldorf School
  • Ryan Kruskamp, SFCC/UNM Dual Degree Nursing Program
  • Anthony Lestone, Los Alamos High School
  • Alma Lopez Linan, St. Michael’s High School
  • Jorge Lozano, Santa Fe High School
  • Milena Lujan, New Mexico State University
  • Jayla Martinez, St. Michael’s High School
  • Elizabeth McAlpin, Santa Fe Preparatory School
  • Gabriel Medina, Bernalillo High School
  • Alexandra Mendoza, Capital High School
  • Martin Miranda, Capital High School
  • Jordan Montoya, Taos High School
  • Nicholas Mozyrsky, Los Alamos High School
  • Bailee Nasise, Los Alamos High School
  • Eduardo Nevarez, Northern New Mexico College
  • Richard Nichols, Taos High School
  • Victoria Nisoli, Los Alamos High School
  • Audrey Nolen, Los Alamos High School
  • Sophia Odney, The MASTERS Program
  • Isaiah Probst, Robertson High School
  • Shaun Tae Quintana, Mesa Vista High School
  • Mercy Rabern Jones, University of New Mexico
  • Comfort Randolph, Santa Fe Preparatory School
  • Julienne Rirsimaah, West Las Vegas High School
  • Olivia Rodriguez-Cantrell, McCurdy Charter School
  • Mikayla Roybal, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Isaac Sanchez, Robertson High School
  • Angelica Segovia, Santa Fe High School
  • Kiran Smelser, Santa Fe High School
  • Yuttichai Sommala, Rio Rancho High School
  • Matthew Steiger, St. Michael’s High School
  • Tayler Suazo, University of New Mexico
  • Christal Valdez, Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Otto van Willigen, Taos High School
  • Esther Wermer, Boyce College

Sheila Morris Luna Memorial Scholarship: $20,000

$5,000 per year for up to four years

  • Jeraldine De Los Santos, Capital High School

Senator Pete Domenici Scholarship: $10,000

$2,500 per year for up to four years (one from each of the 7 Northern New Mexico counties)

  • Jolene Archuleta, Peñasco High School
  • Juan Branch, Española Valley High School
  • Victoria Crespin, Cuba High School
  • Steven Lovato, Robertson High School
  • Amarie Rodriguez-Vigil, West Las Vegas High School
  • Tanya Ruiz Parra, Capital High School
  • Andrew West, Los Alamos High School

John & Marti Browne Leadership Scholarship: $10,000

$2,500 per year for up to four years

  • Marcos Cano, Santa Fe High School
  • Santiago Chacon, Coronado High School
  • Peg De’Scoville, University of New Mexico–Taos
  • Araceli Espinoza, Española Valley High School
  • Rowan Jansens, New Mexico School for the Arts
  • Maxam Mendez, Peñasco High School
  • Alondra Morales, University of New Mexico
  • Katharine Pacheco, Taos Academy Charter School
  • Dante Salazar, Escalante High School
  • Jacquelynn Sanchez, Cuba High School
  • Elsa Sanchez-Tolentino, New Mexico School for the Arts
  • Larissa Scott, Santa Fe Indian School
  • Miles Teng-Levy, Mandela International Magnet School
  • Alexandra Terrazas, Santa Fe High School
  • Matthew Valencia, Robertson High School

Bryan Fearey & Maureen Connolly Scholarship for Science and the Arts: $10,000

$2,500 per year for up to four years

  • Karin Ebey, Los Alamos High School

Susan Herrera Scholarship: $10,000

$2,500 per year for up to four years

  • Ruben Martinez, Capital High School

Anchorum/Christus St. Vincent Medical Pathways Scholarship Fund: $6,000

$1,500 per year for up to four years

  • Jazlyn Archuleta, Capital High School
  • Kayla Bonilla, Capital High School
  • Leslye Chavarria, Capital High School
  • Nataly Cruz, Capital High School
  • Carlos Garcia, Capital High School
  • Isabel Jurado Herrera, Capital High School
  • Franceska Legaspi, Capital High School
  • Amanda Tafoya, Capital High School

Don & Connie Cobb Education Scholarship: $6,000

$1,500 per year for up to four years

  • Denisse Lerma, Northern New Mexico College
  • Revely Rothschild,  Santa Fe Preparatory School

Nancy & Jeffrey Sauer Scholarship: $6,000

$1,500 per year for up to four years

  • Jaimie Ritchie, Vista Grande High School

Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship: $6,000

$1,500 per year for up to four years

  • Hunter Gutierrez, Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Shanice Hernandez, Capital High School

Named & Memorial Awards:

Alan Johnston Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Cinthia Enriquez, Tierra Encantada Charter School

Bret Knapp Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Richard Nichols, Taos High School

Climate Change Leadership Institute (CCLI) Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Olivia Wilson, Santa Fe Waldorf School

Founders Award Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Bailee Nasise, Los Alamos High School

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Louisiana Caraveo, Capital High School

LANL Workforce Retiree Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Althea Denlinger, University of New Mexico

Marvin Martin Mueller Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Alondra Morales, University of New Mexico

Michael A. Hiskey Nursing Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Garrett Slama, Los Alamos High School

Nelson O. And Esperanza Baca Gonzales Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Araceli Espinoza, Española Valley High School 
  • Shaun Tae Quintana, Mesa Vista High School

Northern New Mexico American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Louisiana Caraveo, Capital High School
  • Jose Garcia, Los Alamos High School

Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Marisa Gutierrez, Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Phoenix Shayne, New Mexico School For The Arts

Raymond Chavez Memorial Scholarship

$2,500 one-time award

  • Olivia Rodriguez-Cantrell, McCurdy Charter School

Tim Martin Memorial Scholarship

$2,000 one-time award

  • Kamryn Kidder, Mesa Vista High School
  • Shaun Tae Quintana, Mesa Vista High School

William & Gertrude Fradkin Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 one-time award

  • Miguel Carrillo, Capital High School

 


Career Pathways Scholarship Recipients:

Career Pathways Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing 2-year degrees, certificates, and trades. Awards are in the amount of $750 per semester for up to 4 semesters ($3000 maximum award).

Fall 2021

Those marked with ** are Anchorum/Christus St. Vincent Medical Pathways Scholarship Recipients

  • David Benavidez of Bernalillo, studying Welding Technologies at Santa Fe Community College
  • Isaiah Ortiz of Las Vegas, studying Engineering at New Mexico Highlands University
  • Samantha Varela of Ohkay Owingeh, studying Biology at Northern New Mexico College
  • Matthew Bertram of Taos Ski Valley, studying Climate Change Corps-Leadership in Forestry Training at University of New Mexico-Taos
  • Haylee Gallegos-Martinez of Santa Fe, studying Dental Health at Santa Fe Community College
  • Marti Candida of Los Alamos, studying Controlled Environment Agriculture at Santa Fe Community College
  • Grayce Zayas of Santa Fe, studying Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Norma Mendoza of Santa Fe, studying Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Mauricio Barboza** of Santa Fe, studying Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Briana Vigil of Santa Fe, studying Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Jesus Tapia of Santa Fe, studying Automotive Technology at Santa Fe Community College
  • Jerick Urban of Bernalillo, studying Business Administration at Central New Mexico Community College
  • Abraham Brown of Peñasco, studying Education at University of New Mexico-Taos
  • Idalee Gonzales of Santa Fe, studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Central New Mexico Community College
  • Evelin Delgado of Santa Fe, studying Biological Sciences at Santa Fe Community College
  • Isaac Gonzales** of Santa Fe, studying Emergency Medical sSrvices at Central New Mexico College
  • Ahnastasia Alarcon of Taos, studying Film at University of New Mexico-Taos
  • Mia Terrazas of Tierra Amarilla, studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Central New Mexico Community College
  • Dania Rosales of Santa Fe, studying Paralegal Studies at Santa Fe Community College
  • Lilia Martinez** of Santa Fe, studying Animal Science at New Mexico State University
  • Carla Zul of Santa Fe, studying Education at Santa Fe Community College
  • Aaliyah Trujillo** of Santa Fe, studying Biology at Santa Fe Community College

Spring 2021

  • Cynthia Adams of Santa Fe, studying Controlled Environment Agriculture at Santa Fe Community College
  • Brandon Alire of Vallecitos, studying Barbering and Business Administration at Northern New Mexico College 
  • Jamal Allen of Santa Fe, studying Computer Science at Santa Fe Community College
  • Yolanda Alvarez Olivas of Santa Fe, studying Human Services and Early Childhood Education at Santa Fe Community College
  • Celia Calabaza of Dulce, studying Indigenous Liberal Studies at Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Sabrinah Coriz of Santa Fe, studying Allied Health: Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Shenelle Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, studying Human Services at Santa Fe Community College
  • Andrea Fernandez of Abiquiu, studying Business Administration at Northern New Mexico College
  • Stacie Froman of Los Alamos, studying Paralegal Studies at Santa Fe Community College
  • Raul Garcia of Santa Fe, studying Computer Networks and Website Design at Santa Fe Community College
  • Gabriel Hoff of Santa Fe, studying Radiation Protection at Northern New Mexico College
  • James Renata of Santa Fe, studying Allied Health at Santa Fe Community College
  • Hope Lopez of Cundiyo, studying Chemistry at Northern New Mexico College
  • Jenae Lopez of Alcalde, studying Chemistry at Northern New Mexico College
  • Steven McQuiston of Santa Fe, studying Culinary Arts and Controlled Environment Agriculture at Santa Fe Community College
  • Andrea Montoya of Santa Fe, studying Criminal Justice at Santa Fe Community College
  • Joy Nwodo of Santa Fe, studying General Studies: Science at Santa Fe Community College
  • Brandon Pierce of Santa Fe, studying Welding at Santa Fe Community College
  • Raylynn Quintana of Espanola, studying Nursing at Santa Fe Community College
  • Ryan Ramaker of Santa Fe, studying Computer Science and Communication Technologies and Engineering Machining Technologies at Santa Fe Community College
  • Nathane Salazar of Santa Clara Pueblo, studying Information Technology with Cyber Security at UNM-Los Alamos
  • Mateo Wester of Santa Fe, studying Controlled Environment Agriculture at Santa Fe Community College