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Scholarship Eligibility and Awards

The Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund (LAESF) includes scholarships for students seeking 4-year degrees upon high school graduation, awards for students returning to formal education who are seeking 2-year degrees or certifications after a hiatus for other pursuits, and awards for undergraduate students of Tribal communities seeking accounting, business administration, finance, or management information systems (MIS) degrees. Eligibility and awards are dependent upon the type of scholarship being sought and funds available.

Please also review Scholarship Criteria » >>before applying.

4-Year Degree Scholarship Eligibility & Awards
  (LAESF Scholarships)

2-Year Degree/Certification Scholarship Eligibility & Awards
  (Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship)

Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship   Eligibility & Awards


4-Year Degree Scholarship Eligibility (LAESF Scholarships)
Any permanent resident of Northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply for one of the 4-Year Degree Scholarships. For the purpose of these scholarships, Northern New Mexico includes Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties. A permanent resident of Northern New Mexico is defined as someone whose official residence has been established within these counties for 366 consecutive days.

Applications for 2018 LAESF Scholarships will be accepted beginning in October, 2017. The deadline to apply is in January, 2018 (TBA).

LAESF has a variety of scholarships that range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years for students pursuing degrees in any field of study. The number and value of scholarships awarded each year is determined by funds available. 

STEM-Related Studies

  • Gold: $5,000 per year for four years
    Preference for the highest award is given to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math  or other career fields that respond to local needs

All Areas of Study

  • Silver: $3,750 per year for four years
  • Copper: $2,500 per year for four years
  • Bronze: $1,000 per year for up to four years

Financial Need

  • John & Marti Browne Endowed Leadership Scholarship:$2,500 per year for up to four years

Leadership

  • Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship: $2,500 per year for four years
    One awards for a student from each of the seven Northern New Mexico counties served by LAESF with an additional focus on community service

Resiliency

  • Susan Herrera Endowed Scholarship: $2,500 per year for up to four years
    Supports students who have overcome personal obstacles to reach academic achievement

Named Scholarships

Several named scholarships have been established by individuals and organizations. Each is for one year only.

  • Allan Johnston Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (business-related fields)
  • NNM American Society of Mechanical Engineers Scholarship: $1,000 (mechanical or other engineering fields)
  • Philip P. Barker Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
  • Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship: $1,000 (2 awards: female first-generation college student & female Native American)
  • Tim Martin Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (multiple awards for Mesa Vista High School graduates)
  • William & Gertrude Fradkin Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (high moral character & financial need)
  • Raymond M. Chavez Memorial Scholarship: $2,500 (Chimayó/Española Valley resident with exceptional community service)
  • Climate Change Leadership Institute Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 (Earth & environmental sciences)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (electrical or other engineering fields, high financial need)
  • LANL Workforce Retirees’ Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (high academic achievement & financial need, preference for STEM degrees)
  • Don & Connie Cobb Endowed Education Scholarship:$1,000 for one year (education degrees)

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2-Year Degree/Certification Scholarship Eligibility (Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships)
Any permanent resident of Northern NM who has left formal education for business, the military, or other reasons and now seeks to expand their opportunities is eligible to apply for a Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship. For the purpose of these scholarships, Northern NM includes Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties. A permanent resident of Northern New Mexico is defined as someone whose official residence has been established within these counties for 366 consecutive days.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and demonstrate that they have been accepted into or are currently pursuing certification or a two-year degree at an accredited regional college. Preference for selection will be shown toward applicants who followed other career opportunities or pursuits for a period of two years or more before deciding to re-enter formal education. Preference may also be given to students pursuing programs related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related vocations, although strong applications in any program area will be considered.

The number of scholarships to be awarded is determined by funds available each year.

Awards for Science or Other Studies
• $1,000 for one year (Applicants can re-apply yearly if they remain in good academic standing while making progress toward completion of a 2-year degree or certification.)

Applicants for the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship are strongly encouraged to complete the online application form. Application forms in PDF format may also be downloaded and submitted by mail. Contact the LANL Foundation at (505) 753-8890 with any questions.

Scholarships are awarded twice each year. The next deadline is June 15, 2017 for July, 2017 awards.

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Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship
Applicants must be a members of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos). Undergraduate students with sophomore, junior, or senior status, enrolled full-time and majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, or management information systems (MIS) degree programs or related fields at an accredited post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply.

The number of scholarships to be awarded is determined by funds available each year.

Awards for Business-Related Studies
• $1,000 for one year (Applicants can re-apply yearly if they remain in good academic standing while making progress toward completion of their degree.)

Applicants for the NNM Tribal Business Scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the online application form. Application forms in PDF format may also be downloaded and submitted by mail. Contact the LANL Foundation at (505) 753-8890 with any questions.

Applications for 2017 will be accepted beginnning in late April, 2017 (TBA).

2005 LAESF Platinum Scholarship recipient, Taryn Flock (above)

FOR STUDENTS:
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go toDownload LAESF Scholarship
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   (PDF)

go toScholarship Outreach
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go toApply online for Regional
   College/Returning Student
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go toDownload RCRS
   Application (PDF)
go toDownload RCRS flyer (PDF)
go toDownload RCRS FAQs (PDF)

go toApply online for
   Tribal Business Scholarships

go toDownload Tribal Scholarship
   Application (PDF)

go toDownload Tribal flyer (PDF)

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View current Scholarship recipients!

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LAESF Student Highlights:
» 2016 Arasely Rodriguez
» 2016 Joaquin Montano
» 2016 Lindsay Redman
» 2016 Solomon Sindelar
» 2016 Katherine Wang

» 2015 Dawn Penso
» 2014 Raymond Fasano
» 2014 Alicia Aragon
» 2014 Alexandr Wang
» 2014 Greta Miller
» 2014 Ryan Toma
» 2013 Kevin Gao
» 2013 Alicia Dominguez
» 2013 Joel Runnels
» 2012 Antonio Cobian
» 2012 Jacob Leyba
» 2009 Siri Khalsa
» 2008 Scholar Marina Volegova
» 2008 Ian Martinez
» 2008 Ellie Powell

Past scholarship recipients, where are they now?

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