October 2, 2023
Contact: Maddy Mahony, email@example.com
Española, NM – Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for our 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 most applicants are current high school seniors, undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited, post-secondary educational institution are also encouraged to apply.
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.
“Last year, we awarded $839,000 to 110 amazing students from Northern New Mexico to support them in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees,” said Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship Director. “Every year, our scholarship committee is inspired by the exceptional young people from our region, many of whom are among the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Our scholarships help make college more affordable for students and families across the region. We look forward to meeting this year’s applicants!”
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, resilience 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. To donate to the scholarship fund, click here.
For more information on how to apply, click here. The application deadline is January 16, 2024.
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.