Friends Of Los Alamos County Libraries 2021 Scholarships Announced


The Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries (FLACL) are proud to announce scholarship awards for $2,500 each presented to four high school seniors. The scholarship application process required that they present a written essay on a book that somehow enhanced their life or gave them a better understanding of the human condition. It was a rewarding experience to read the quality of the work that was presented to the committee. Every one of the applicants should be commended for the effort and creativity with which they presented their essays.

This year’s recipients are:

Filippo Delzano/Courtesy photo

Filippo Delzanno will be attending the University of California in Santa Barbara to study Physics in their College of Creative Studies. By obtaining this degree in physics, he hopes to enroll in graduate school and study astrophysics, eventually forming a career in astrophysics, working as a Scientific Researcher.

Hannah Gartz/Courtesy photo

Hannah Gartz will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She is planning on majoring in Neuroscience, with the hopes of one day attending medical school or completing a graduate degree in Neuroscience. 

Victoria Nisoli/Courtesy photo

Victoria Nisoli will be studying toward a mechanical engineering degree at UNM this fall.

Andrew West/Courtesy photo

Andrew West is very excited to be attending Yale University but still undecided on what he will be studying.

FLACL was organized in 1978 and has provided additional support to our county’s library system for more than 40 forty years. Some of this support comes from contributions made by a generous community. Most of the support comes from the Friends Bookstore, through the donations made to, the sales made from and the benevolence of the wonderful volunteers who give their time at the store. It is this collective passion for knowledge and reading that enable the Friends to give so much back to this community.