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LANL Foundation and Wildflower International Announce New Comp Sci/Tech Scholarship Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8, 2022
Contact: Tony Fox
Tony@lanlfoundation.org
505-795-3778

Espaňola, New Mexico — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Wildflower International have partnered to create the new Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Established by a $100,000 gift from Wildflower International with support from Dell Technologies, the fund will provide educational scholarships for Northern New Mexico high school seniors and undergraduates pursuing studies in computer science and other technology-based disciplines.

“Scholarships change lives, especially for students and families of color and in underrepresented communities,” said Carly Rhodeside, Wildflower’s Chief of Communications and Director of SalesOps. “Since Wildflower was born, raised and continues to thrive in Northern New Mexico, establishing the endowment with our friends at Dell Technologies is a way for us to honor those roots together and give directly to the future. We are grateful to the LANL Foundation for their partnership, and it’s thrilling to know we can be a part of their mission for years to come.”

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Los Alamos Employee Scholarship Fund (LAESF) Advisory Committee and approved by the LANL Foundation Board of Directors. 

The goals of the Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Endowed Scholarship Fund reflect Dell’s “Transforming Lives with Technology” initiative and the company’s goal of advancing STEM education.

Jenny Parks, President and CEO of LANL Foundation, shared: “We are thrilled to partner with Wildflower International, a local company with global reach, and with Dell Technologies. We are so grateful for the generosity of these two companies. It is rare to have two global companies invest in our Northern New Mexico students, but they know how brilliant our students are — and how a paid scholarship can make the difference in whether students are able to pursue their dreams. This scholarship will benefit many students from our area who are interested in STEM careers and will impact lives in our region for decades to come. Scholarships really do transform lives.”

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About Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation 

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, 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.

About Wildflower International

Wildflower is a certified HUBZone, woman-owned small business providing cutting edge IT to the federal government for three decades. Wildflower offers a full suite of technology solutions through multiple contract vehicles including SEWP V, ITES 3-H, SCMC, ICPT, First Source II, and GSA, delivering technologies, increased efficiency and competitiveness for its customers in the public sector. For more information visit: https://www.wildflowerintl.com

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. For more information about how Dell Technologies is pushing technology so you can go further, visit:  https://www.dell.com/en-us/dt/corporate/about-us/who-we-are