April 27, 2023
Contact: Maddy Mahony
Española, New Mexico – LANL Foundation’s President & CEO Jenny Parks, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement & Scholarship Tony Fox, and Scholarship Program Coordinator Silvia Aguirre joined host Andrew Balzarini for the latest episode of “A Wild Idea” to discuss the new Dell Technologies/ Wildflower International Scholarship Fund.
Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/816993311
Established by a $100,000 gift from Wildflower International with support from Dell Technologies, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a Northern New Mexico high school senior or undergraduate pursuing a degree in computer science or other technology-based disciplines. The first recipient of this scholarship, Samuel Landis, a homeschool student, was announced in March.
In just its first year of existence, the Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Scholarship Fund is on track to be fully endowed by the end of 2023. The first Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Scholar will be named this spring.
Established by a $100,000 gift from Wildflower International with support from Dell Technologies, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a Northern New Mexico high school senior or undergraduate pursuing studies in computer science or other technology-based disciplines.
“We have some of the best and brightest high school graduates here in Northern New Mexico, but financial strains can often limit their options when they want to pursue post-secondary education,” said Andrew Balzarini, Senior Director at Wildflower International. “By creating the Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Endowed Scholarship Fund, we hope to remove, or at least minimize, the financial burden most students face and encourage them to invest in themselves and their communities.”
Scholarship recipients are 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.
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, a 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, DHS 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.htm.