October, 7, 2022
Española, NM – Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for their four-year undergraduate scholarship awards. Whether pursuing a degree in STEAM, healthcare, education, business, or the humanities, students who meet the eligible criteria are welcome to apply. While current high school seniors are the primary audience, undergraduate students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited, post-secondary educational institution are also encouraged to apply.
“Last year, we awarded $783,000 to 102 amazing students from Northern New Mexico to support them in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees,” said Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Manager. “These talented and diverse young people all share a commitment to academic achievement, leadership, and service to their communities. Our scholarship committee is deeply inspired by this next generation of leaders and we look forward to meeting this year’s applicants!”
Awards range from $1,000 up to $20,000 for students from Northern New Mexico pursuing undergraduate degrees in any field of study. One application enables students to be considered for over 30 scholarship opportunities. The Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund (LAESF) Advisory Committee evaluates all applications to match applicants with any awards for which they are eligible and selects the strongest candidates in each category to receive the award.
Applicants are evaluated based on academic merit, demonstrated leadership, and a commitment to service. Certain awards have additional criteria, including financial need, specific fields of study, Native American ancestry, resiliency and determination, and affiliation with designated schools, programs, and communities.
Applicants must be residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos counties, and must meet a minimum GPA requirement. US citizenship is not required, and preference is not given to students with an affiliation to LANL.
Scholarships are made possible by donations from LANL employees, retirees, and community members across Northern New Mexico.
For more information, click here. The application deadline is January 17, 2023.
Since 1997, the LANL Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, the LANL Foundation works to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. LANL Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of students’ access to academic and technical opportunities, leading to quality jobs by supporting college and career readiness in schools, districts, communities, Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations. For more information visit: https://www.lanlfoundation.org.