LANL Foundation offers scholarship

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is accepting applications for a Career Pathways Scholarship worth $1,500 for students pursuing two-year degrees, certifications and trades.

Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency may apply for funds to help with an associate’s degree or professional certification. Funds are available for any field of study, but preference may be given to STEM pathways.

Career Pathways Scholarships are renewable for a second year and a total of $3,000 without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met. Specific awards are designated for students pursuing a degree in teaching, Los Alamos County Police Department employees and immediate family members, and descendants of Abiquiú Land Grant families.

Students must be a resident of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos counties. Funding may be applied to any accredited postsecondary educational institution, in or out of state.

Applications are currently accepted online at The deadline to apply is May 31. A yearly second round of applications is accepted in the fall.

Highlands announces graduation speaker

Political leader, lawyer and businessman Derrick Lente of Sandia Pueblo will deliver the commencement address for the Highlands University Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers on May 9 at 6 p.m. Commencement will be in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, at 3001 Civic Center Circle NE.

Since 2017, Lente has represented New Mexico House District 65 in the state Legislature.

Luna announces graduation speaker

Irene Isabel Blea, a New Mexico native with a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Luna Community College graduation. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 11 at the Media Arts Auditorium.

Blea retired as a tenured, full professor and chairwoman of Mexican American Studies at California State University-Los Angeles. She is also an author and her work has been adopted for university classroom use in the social and behavioral sciences as well as American literature.

SFPS summer arts camp

Santa Fe Public Schools is hosting an art camp at Piñon Elementary School from June 3-June 28 that will run Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. To register, contact Janine Sammeth at or call 505-467-4938.

Campers will learn and create music and art through lessons, activities and games, have solo and collaborative performing and artistic opportunities, plus perform in large ensembles and small groups. They also will present a cumulative performance and art show for parents and the public.

Rotary summer program

The Rotary Club of Santa Fe is sponsoring four high school students to attend this summer’s Rotary Leadership Camp, which runs from July 14-20 for boys and July 20-26 for girls.

Applications can be found on the Rotary Club’s website at Questions and completed applications can be sent to John Triolo at

United Way raffle

United Way of Santa Fe will host the Child’s Safety & Wellness Festival on May 4 at Capitol Ford. Tickets for a raffle whose prizes include free stays and meals at local hotels and restaurants, sets of tires, oil changes, vehicle repair, window tint and free tuition to Waldorf summer camps. Tickets are three for $20. To purchase tickets online, visit

Boys at Risk conference

The 2019 Boys at Risk Conference, hosted by the Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation, will take place at Santa Fe Community Convention Center from May 1-3.

Registration for the conference is $350 through April 30 and $400 at the event, scheduled for the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, starting at 8:30 a.m. Continuing education credits of 14 hours will be available to psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and licensed counselors. For information, visit