January 2, 2024
Application opens for LANL Foundation’s Career Pathways Scholarships
Española, NM – LANL Foundation is now accepting applications for Career Pathways Scholarships. These awards are for individuals who have a specific career in mind and are committed to earning an associate’s degree or certification in any field or trade. They are available to high school students and adult learners with a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE).
“We welcome applicants from all walks of life,” said Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Director. “Our Career Pathways scholars include students who are in varying stages on their career paths. Some have just graduated high school while others have had entire careers and have decided to switch gears. Some have been out of school for a long time, but are returning to school to get a better paying job. Others are currently enrolled and on their way to earning their degree. We are excited to support these recipients no matter what stage of life and learning they are in.”
Awards are $750 per semester, up to $3,000. Applications are evaluated by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) Advisory Committee. Applicants must be residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos counties. 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. The application deadline is April 1, 2024. For more information, visit: https://lanlfoundation.org/scholarship/career-pathways-scholarships/
This year, many scholarships will be supported by the new Peterson Career Pathways Scholarship Fund. Former journalist and New Mexican resident Karen Peterson passed away in January 2023 and shortly after her death, LANL Foundation received word of an incredible gift of $200,000 that she left for students pursuing their career dreams.
“Karen’s generous gift will support students for a decade to come,” said Tony Fox, LANL Foundation’s Interim President and CEO. “According to Karen’s estate, she wanted to help, in particular, students who demonstrate resilience, financial need, and a determination to succeed.”
Since 1997, 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.