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Apply for 2018-2019 Scholarships

Scholarship Applications Now Accepted:

Awards Available for Graduating High School Seniors, Undergraduates & Nontraditional Students

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2019 awards in two categories.

High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1000 to $20,000. Application deadline for traditional four-year scholarships is January 22, 2019, with awards announced in spring.

Scholarships of $1500 are also available for nontraditional students locally seeking a two-year degree or certification after a break from education through the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship program. Deadline to apply is November 29, 2018, with awards announced in January 2019.

The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in any field of study.

New this year are two awards from privately created scholarship funds managed by the LANL Foundation. The Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 award for Los Alamos County Police Department employees and their family members or other applicants with financial need and a desire to support their community. The Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholarship of $1,000 is offered to descendants of Abiquiú Land Grant families.

Detailed criteria and online applications are available at

Since 1999, LAESF has awarded more than $6.8 million to 1,400 students. The program is managed by the LANL Foundation, with oversight provided by an advisory committee of volunteer donors. Scholarships are funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, retirees, contractors, and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS). Any individual or business may also contribute to the fund, with donations to the LANL Foundation accepted year round.

For more information, visit or contact John McDermon at or 505-753-8890 ext. 116.