The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) was one of six New Mexico colleges to receive a $1,000 donation from the New Mexico Chapter of Energy, Technology and Environment Business Association’s Scholarship Program (ETEBA-NM).

ETEBA is a non-profit trade association representing more than 250 small, large and mid-sized companies that provide environmental, technology, energy, engineering, construction and related services to government and commercial clients.

ETEBA-NM representative Myron Koop presented the check to UNM-LA Interim Executive Director, Cindy Rooney, PhD, who accepted the check on behalf of the UNM-LA Scholarship Fund.

ETEBA-NM has donated $6,800 to the UNM-LA Scholarship fund over the past five years.

“We are very grateful to Mr. Koop and ETEBA-NM for their donation to the UNM-LA Scholarship Fund,” Rooney said. “His visit to campus also provided an opportunity for Helen Milenski, the most recent recipient of the scholarship, to meet with him and to thank him personally.” 

Milenski said she is very thankful for the scholarship and that it made such a positive impact on her college career by helping her pay for books and tuition. Milenski is currently working on her Associate’s Degree in pre-Engineering with plans to transfer to New Mexico Tech to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Milenski is also working as an intern at LANL.

To be eligible for the UNM-LA scholarship, students must be working toward a degree either in Applied Technology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Technology and Pre-Engineering. They also must be a full-time student and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Applicants are required to include in their applications, a letter of intent describing what they plan to do with their degree.

“ETEBA-NM has made a commitment to continue investing in the future workforce of their member companies and that funding for its scholarship fund comes from a number of charitable activities including the annual ETEBA Earn and Learn Golf Tournament,” Koop said.

The other five colleges that also received donations from ETEBA-NM were the UNM Department of Nuclear Engineering; New Mexico State University; New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Central New Mexico Community College and Northern New Mexico Community College.

For more information, or to make a donation to the UNM-LA Scholarship Fund, contact Gayle Burns, UNM-LA business office, (505) 661-4681.