SIMCO Awards Scholarships to Local Communities

SIMCO Awards $20,000 in Scholarships in Eddy and Lea Counties

CARLSBAD, New Mexico — Salado Isolation Mining Contractors (SIMCO) announced today the company has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 20 area high school seniors throughout Eddy and Lea counties as part of its commitment to continuing education.

SIMCO’s scholarship program focuses on students pursuing a degree through an accredited technical program. Each student is receiving a one-time, $1,000 scholarship.

“We recognize the time and dedication our local area students have invested throughout their years in school. An education is something that will benefit these students throughout their lives, and we, as a company, are pleased to be able to present them with these scholarships,” said Dr. Joy James-Foster, SIMCO’s Senior Education Outreach lead.

SIMCO also provided funding for the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, and the Falcon Fest Scholarship Fund.

Artesia High School: Ethan Ramirez

Carlsbad High School: Faith Aragon, Miguel Beltran, Leonela Calanche, Sophia Corder, Arika Cordova, Isabella Fuentes, Syra Jasso, Joy Lasco, Justyn Nevarez, Cruz Otto, Mia Peacock, Ryan St. John, and Aiselynn Whitzel

Loving High School: Paige Davis, Eboney Florez, Calista Torres and Kathryn Montoya

Hobbs High School: Falyn Lackey and Ryan Middleton

SIMCO is the management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). SIMCO is a single-purpose entity comprised of Bechtel National, Inc. SIMCO utilizes Los Alamos Technical Associates as a New Mexico-based small business teaming subcontractor.

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