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Award Levels

LAESF has a variety of scholarships that range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years for students pursuing degrees in any field of study.  The number and value of scholarships awarded each year is determined by funds available. 

STEM - Related Studies

  • Gold: $5,000 per year for four years
    Preference for the highest award is given to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math  or other career fields that respond to local needs

All Areas of Study

  • Silver: $3,750 per year for four years
  • Copper: $2,500 per year for four years
  • Bronze: $1,250 per year for up to four years

Financial Need

  • John & Marti Browne Endowed Leadership Scholarship: $2,500 per year for up to four years


  • Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship: $2,500 per year for four years
    One awards for a student from each of the seven Northern New Mexico counties served by LAESF with an additional focus on community service


  • Susan Herrera Endowed Scholarship: $2,500 per year for up to four years
    Supports students who have overcome personal obstacles to reach academic achievement

Memorial/Named Scholarships

Several named scholarships have been established by individuals and organizations. Each is for one year only.

  • Allan Johnston Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (business-related fields)
  • NNM American Society of Mechanical Engineers Scholarship: $1,000 (mechanical or other engineering fields)
  • Philip P. Barker Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
  • Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship: $1,000 (2 awards: female first-generation college student & female Native American)
  • Tim Martin Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (multiple awards for Mesa Vista High School graduates)
  • William & Gertrude Fradkin Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 (high moral character & financial need)
  • Raymond M. Chavez Memorial Scholarship: $2,500 (Chimayó/Española Valley resident with exceptional community service)
  • Climate Change Leadership Institute Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 (Earth & environmental sciences)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (electrical or other engineering fields, high financial need)
  • LANL Workforce Retirees’ Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (high academic achievement & financial need, preference for STEM degrees)
  • Don & Connie Cobb Endowed Education Scholarship: $1,500 renewable for up to 4 years (education degrees)
  • Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (employees and family members of Los Alamos County Police Department or applicants with financial need and expressed desire to make life better for their fellow humans)
  • Abiquiú Land Grant - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Scholarship: $1,500 for one year (descendant of an Abiquiú Land Grant family)
  • Nancy and Jeffrey Sauer Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 for one year (students pursuing a degree in physical or environmental science)

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Looking to Create a New Scholarship?

To set up a new, custom scholarship fund, honor a loved on, or discuss a planned gift to the LANL Foundation, contact Tony Fox, Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Scholarships at 505-753-8890 ext. 116 or email

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