New Mexico Consortium Congratulates Oppenheimer Scholarship Recipients

New Mexico Consortium Congratulates Oppenheimer Scholarship Recipients

New Mexico Consortium Congratulates Oppenheimer Scholarship Recipients

The New Mexico Consortium congratulates the winners of this year’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) Scholarship Awards! This year the JROMC has announced 17 winners of scholarship awards for Los Alamos and regional high school seniors.

JROMC, established in 1975, offers these scholarships in the memory of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the founder and director of the laboratory at Los Alamos during World War II. Oppenheimer is justly recognized as one of the pre-eminent scientists of the twentieth century.

To receive an award, students must be a graduating senior from Capital High School, Española Valley High School, Jemez Valley High School, Pojoaque Valley High School, Santa Fe High School, or Santa Fe Indian School. In addition, these scholarships are awarded to graduates interested in pursuing a career in basic or applied physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics or computer science.

This year, the New Mexico Consortium has sponsored two JROMC Scholarships. These were awarded to Chloe Li from Los Alamos High School and Natalia Marquez from Santa Fe High School.

Chloe Li

Chloe Li, Los Alamos High School:

Chloe is a recipient of the $3000 JROMC scholarship funded by the New Mexico Consortium. Chloe will attend UNM, where she will matriculate in their prestigious BA/MD program. Her interest is in anesthesiology. Chloe’s passions include volunteer work; she serves as the bulletin editor on the Key Club board, posting and maintaining LAHS Key Club’s social media accounts. She is on the Speech and Debate team, serving as a member on the Executive Board/Tournament Director. She is an accomplished debater and enjoys giving advice to young debaters and helping the coaches prepare for tournaments. She is also a member of Model United Nations. Chloe is an accomplished violinist; she played in NM’s Honor Orchestra for five consecutive years and in the audition-based All-State Orchestra for three consecutive years. She mentors younger musicians in the Los Alamos Youth Orchestra and serves as a current student representative of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Board. She plans to continue her interest in music in college.

Natalia Marquez

Natalia Marquez, Santa Fe High School:

Natalia is a recipient of the $3000 J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship funded by the New Mexico Consortium, which is awarded to a student from a regional high school who shows exceptional promise of future contributions to society and plans to attend a New Mexico school of higher education. Natalia wants to pursue a career that will help promote her goal of advancing research to address environmental sustainability challenges, for example access to clean air and water that promotes healthy ecosystems in an era of droughts, issues associated with fertilizer use. She is now planning to pursue a degree in either environmental science and/or chemistry to accomplish this. In addition to her excellent academic preparation, her active participation and leadership in her high school drama department, working at her family business have given her important skills to excel in her future efforts.

Congratulations Chloe and Natalia! Everyone at the New Mexico Consortium is proud of your achievements and wishes you the best!

To see a list of all the recipients see the Los Alamos Daily Post article: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Announces 2024 Scholarship Award Recipients

To learn more about JROMC Scholarships see: