SIMCO awards $20,000 in local scholarships to high school seniors

CARLSBAD, N.M., May 21, 2024– Salado Isolation Mining Contractors (SIMCO) demonstrated its commitment to education with the recent award of $20,000 in scholarships to 20 high school seniors in Eddy and Lea counties.
“SIMCO is committed to investing in our students’ post-secondary education. A college education can have a lasting impact on their lives and we’re proud to play a small part in that journey. SIMCO scholarships are just one way we’re supporting our students and investing in their futures,” said SIMCO Education Outreach Lead, Dr. Joy James-Foster.

Students from Carlsbad, Eunice, Hobbs, and Loving received scholarships. Recipients include:

Carlsbad High School
Korrine Bradford, Maranda Campbell, Taylor Coll, Emily Cox, Julieta Gonzalez, Javan Hatch, Tristan Groberg, Izabelle Kostenbader, Nathan Spencer, Dru McAvoy, Collin Schweighofer and Elena Renteria

Eunice High School
Kaeden Boyd

Hobbs High School
Corbin Chance, Alesha Gonzalez, Cameron Hernandez, Madison McCormick, Regan Sathiapaul and Yassine Tigui

Loving High School
Mei Ling Sing

SIMCO also provided funding for the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, the Class Act Scholarship Fund and the Falcon Fest Scholarship Fund.
To be considered for a SIMCO scholarship, students must plan to attend an accredited college or university and pursue a degree in math, science or engineering.

Photographs of scholarship award recipients are available upon request.

SIMCO is the management and operations contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad. WIPP, the nation’s only permanent geologic repository for defense transuranic nuclear waste, began disposal operations in 1999.

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