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Tony Fox, Program Officer
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Make a Pledge and Join Us in Supporting Excellence in Education

Many students in Northern New Mexico do not have the money to fund their college education. We ask for your support in providing financial assistance to these deserving high school and college students. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation or commit to a longer-term pledge, your generosity will help a student from your community build a fulfilling career and a bright future.

LAESF once again broke fundraising records during the 2015 annual giving campaign, reporting a total of $613,188.50 raised. Of that amount, 910 LANL employees, contractors and visiting scientists contributed $357,835.40, surpassing the $350,000 goal set by LAESF. Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) provided a $250,000 match of employee donations. The additional $5,353.10 came from special events and contributors outside the Laboratory.

The 2015 campaign marked a 46% increase in Lab participation from last year’s $327,000 donated by 620 LANL employees. Steve Girrens, Associate Director for Engineering Sciences at the Lab and campaign champion, said he is pleased by the significant increase in donors and contributions.
“Thank you to the loyal repeat supporters and to the new donors who together lifted our participation level to record heights,” Girrens said. “The generosity of LANL employees and LANS continues to create scholarships for local students, investing in Northern New Mexico and the future Laboratory workforce.”

The 2014 campaign funded and impressive 119 scholarships totaling $456,500 awarded to 112 students in 2015! General donations are accepted year-round. Click here to give.

See below for more information and to make a donation, or contact Tony Fox at (505) 753-8890 ext 116.

Giving Options
All scholarship funds are invested with the University of California, whose returns have consistently ranked among the highest performance rates in the country. The LAESF campaign has several giving options. Click on each to view a description:

The Los Alamos Employees’ General Scholarship Fund
The Los Alamos Employees’ Endowed Scholarship Fund
The John & Marti Browne Endowed Leadership Scholarship
The Regional College Scholarship Fund
The Senator Pete Domenici Endowed Scholarship Fund
Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Fund
• Where funds are most needed

How Can I Contribute?
You may support excellence in education through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund in one of the following ways:

· General donations may be made through our secure online form or by filling out a general donation form (PDF) and sending a check to the LANL Foundation.
· LANL employees may only make pledges through the online Oracle payroll deduction system (no hard-copy forms) in order to receive the LANS match.
· LANL Affiliates/Guest Scientists and Craft employees can download separate hard-copy forms, which must be used in order to receive the LANS match.

Please note that LANL employee payroll deductions are not automatically renewed from year to year.

The LANL Foundation administers the scholarship fund and ensures that all donor contributions go directly to student awards. All contributions are tax deductible. The LANS match is subject to an 11% administrative fee.

Planned or Memorial Gifts
The LANL Foundation accepts planned or memorial gifts dedicated to the scholarship fund. Donors can create scholarships in perpetuity through the following gifts:
• $25,000 provides a $1,000 scholarship in perpetuity
• $50,000 provides a $2,500 scholarship in perpetuity
• $100,000 provides a $5,000 scholarship in perpetuity


2015 Gold Scholar Alexander Ortiz

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View current Scholarship recipients!

Apply now for 2016 LAESF Scholarships, January 19, 2016 deadline.

Learn how to apply online for Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships, due December 1, 2015.

LAESF Student Highlights:
» 2015 Dawn Penso

» 2014 Raymond Fasano
» 2014 Alicia Aragon
» 2014 Alexandr Wang
» 2014 Greta Miller
» 2014 Ryan Toma

» 2009 Siri Khalsa
» 2012 Antonio Cobian
» 2013 Kevin Gao
» 2013 Alicia Dominguez
» 2013 Joel Runnels
» 2008 Scholar Marina Volegova
» 2008 Ian Martinez
» 2008 Ellie Powell
» 2012 Jacob Leyba

Past scholarship recipients, where are they now?

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