Taos High students win Los Alamos scholarships


Will (Jinpeng) Song of Taos High School is one of three Northern New Mexico graduating seniors to win money for college from the Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund.

Song, along with Eloy Roybal of Mora High School and Selah Winston of Santa Fe Preparatory School were each awarded $20,000 Gold Scholarships. The scholarships are $5,000 a year for four years.

The Fund awarded scholarships to 107 students in Northern New Mexico. Song plans to study electrical engineering at Stanford University with plans for a career in artificial intelligence and neuroprosthetics.

Roybal will attend Eastern New Mexico University and major in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine or pre-physical therapy. Winston plans to study math and Spanish at Barnard College and wants to be a teacher. In addition to the Gold award, Winston is also the first recipient of the Don and Connie Cobb Education Scholarship.

Fund descriptions and award criteria may be found online at lanlfoundation.org/scholarships.

Six students received $3,750 annual, four-year Silver Scholarships, including Cora Cannedy of Taos High School.