Lam is proud to recognize the tremendous achievements of eleven graduating high school seniors with the 2019 Core Value Scholarship awards. The students selected to receive these scholarships maintained an impressive academic record, exhibited leadership and community involvement, as well as consistently demonstrating Lam’s Core Values – inside and outside of the classroom. Representatives from Lam Research and local leaders in the community pored over each application to find the young adults who best exemplified achievement, honesty and integrity, innovation and continuous improvement, mutual trust and respect, open communication, ownership and accountability, and teamwork.
Since 2003, the Lam Foundation, our charitable giving foundation, has awarded scholarships to students in Fremont, California; Livermore, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; Tigard, Oregon; and Tualatin, Oregon – areas in which we maintain headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Lam Foundation, in partnership with East Bay Community Foundation, has provided more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to over 100 students.
Congratulations to all our Core Value Scholarship recipients! Learn more about their outstanding achievements below.
Granada High School (Livermore, California)
Lam Core Values: Innovation and continuous improvement, mutual trust and respect, achievement, teamwork
Standout Accomplishment: Successfully calculated the orbital elements of a near-Earth asteroid—1991 PM5 Yuliya—and simulated its future fate using the telescope images her team collected and Python programs they coded.
Quote: “I’d always seen science as something done in isolation. Now, I see it as a collaborative process.”
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont, California)
Lam Core Values: Innovation and continuous improvement, achievement, teamwork, ownership and accountability
Standout Accomplishment: Committed to standing up for the rights of teachers and the desires of students in her role as a leader within her school.
Quote: “As a democratic-style president, I always sought to listen to the voices of the people. After openly communicating the situation to the class, I conducted surveys, polls and hosted discussions to receive their input.”
Livermore High School (Livermore, California)
Lam Core Values: Ownership and accountability, mutual trust and respect
Standout Accomplishment: Established the Livermore High School Science Club at the beginning of tenth grade.
Quote: “My passion for science bridged with my love for social environments during my summer job shadowing experience at Kaiser Neurology.”
Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Lam Core Values: Ownership and accountability, mutual trust and respect, innovation and continuous improvement
Standout Accomplishment: Successfully teaching students with learning disabilities by finding creative methods to convey everyday concepts they struggled to understand.
Quote: “Creating change starts with one forward-thinking, open-minded agent, and I aspire to pursue progress within my community.”
Irvington High School (Fremont, California)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, teamwork
Standout Accomplishment: By organizing a grassroots effort with her team to raise money for new tennis courts, they were able to present a case to the school board which resulted in a $40,000 grant for the improvement.
Quote: “I realized that when working with others, the best results stem from collaboration; each person plays an integral part to the end product.”
Tigard High School (Tigard, Oregon)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, teamwork, honesty and integrity, open communication
Standout Accomplishment: Co-founder and President of Tigard HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), kickstarting health advocacy for those who need help.
Quote: “The actions I take for HOSA are in support of the common good—to provide the best opportunities for our members.”
Tualatin High School (Tualatin, Oregon)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, teamwork, ownership and accountability, mutual trust and respect, innovation and continuous improvement
Standout Accomplishment: Recognized the need for more volunteer opportunities in the Key Club and became the person responsible for seeking them out.
Quote: “I wholeheartedly believe that we, as humans and global citizens, must view ourselves as a single moving part in the grander scheme rather than the center of a whole.”
Century High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, innovation and continuous improvement, open communication
Standout Accomplishment: Persistently pursued paid employment opportunities to learn about her desired field of animal care while also gaining valuable work experience.
Quote: “I’m often in a position where alone I would fail, but through teamwork and open communication I achieve success.”
John F. Kennedy High School (Fremont, California)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, teamwork
Standout Accomplishment: As an advocate for human rights, women’s rights, and children’s rights, she founded a non-profit organization called ECCO which stands for Educate a Child for Change to support impoverished children in Afghanistan.
Quote: “I value teamwork because it creates an atmosphere for innovation and productivity for the common good.”
American High School (Fremont, California)
Lam Core Values: Honesty and integrity, innovation and continuous improvement, ownership and accountability
Standout Accomplishment: As the President of Science Olympiad, Pallas established a mentorship system in which teammates are paired with an officer and required to submit check-in forms on a weekly basis to ensure fairness and accountability.
Quote: “There is a certain courage in saying I need more information, and this transparency is more important than self-image preservation.”
Glencoe High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)
Lam Core Values: Achievement, ownership and accountability
Standout Accomplishment: Maintained a 3.96 GPA throughout high school while participating on the student body and as a senior captain of the football and basketball teams.
Quote: “I set high achieving goals for myself in all aspects of my life in order to be the most productive person possible.”