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LANL Foundation Awards $783,000 to 102 Northern New Mexico Scholarship Recipients

Espaňola, New Mexico—Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), is proud to announce its 2022 Four-Year Scholarship recipients. A grand total of $783,000 will be awarded to 102 outstanding Northern New Mexico students. 

2022 marks the LANL Foundation’s 25th Anniversary of serving students and families in Northern New Mexico. In this historic year, the Foundation also surpassed the milestone of awarding more than $10 million in scholarships to over 2,000 recipients since the first class awarded in 1999. 

“The talent, passion, drive, diversity, and commitment to serving their communities makes this year’s top scholarship recipients a perfect representation of the spirit of this program. We are proud to welcome all of this year’s scholarship recipients into the LANL Scholars community,” said Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship program manager.

Three graduating seniors were awarded the top-level $20,000 Gold Scholarship based on extraordinary academic achievement, leadership and service: Kaitlyn Vigil of Pecos Connections Academy (resident of Mora), Diego Aragon of Mora High School (also from Mora), and Perciliana Moquino of Bernalillo High School (from Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblo). In addition, Isabella Garcia of Capital High School was awarded the $20,000 Sheila Morris Luna Memorial Scholarship, designated for an outstanding female student pursuing a degree in a STEM field at an in-state college or university. 

Scholarships administered by the LANL Foundation support graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students pursuing a four-year degree in any field of study. All recipients maintain primary residence in one of the seven Northern New Mexico counties surrounding the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, leadership, and service, as well as met rigorous academic and merit-based requirements. 

Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000, with certain awards focused on students pursuing degrees in education, nursing, health care, engineering, business, STEM, or the arts. While the scholarships are funded in large part by LANL employees, the LANL Foundation also partners with Triad National Security, Anchorum St. Vincent/Christus St. Vincent, and a dedicated group of private donors to provide scholarships and support services for students from Northern New Mexico.

For a complete listing of the 2022 scholarship recipients, please click here.