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4-Year Undergraduate Scholarships

4-Year Scholarship Application is Currently Closed

Check back in October 2022!


Students pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree submit one application to be considered for more than 25 unique scholarship awards. The LAESF Advisory Committee evaluates all applications in attempt to match applicants with any awards for which they are eligible and selects the strongest candidates in each category to receive an award. Scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years. 

Eligibility Criteria

4-Year Undergraduate Scholarships are competitive and open to qualified students who:

  • Are a resident (366 consecutive days+) of Northern New Mexico in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos County
    • Students attending a residential school in one of the 7 counties (Santa Fe Indian School, NM School for the Deaf, and NM School for the Arts) are eligible regardless of primary residency.
  • Have a minimum 3.25 cumulative unweighted grade point average
  • Are enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a 4-year degree
  • ACT / SAT scores will not be required or considered for the 2022 application cycle.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Preference is not given to students with Laboratory affiliation.
  • For current undergraduate students only: preference will be given to nontraditional students, first-generation college students, students with high financial need, and those attending a higher education institution in New Mexico

Achievement, Leadership and Service

LANL Scholars are selected based on a demonstrated commitment to academic achievement, leadership and service. 

  • Students are expected to have challenged themselves academically with rigorous college preparatory coursework, including Honors, AP, IB and dual credit courses when available. 
  • The evaluation committee considers participation in extracurricular activities at school and/or in the community as well as leadership roles in the family and participation in Tribal activities. Preference is given to applicants with demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Well-qualified applicants will have a longstanding record of meaningful service and express an intention to continue giving back in the future.

Financial Need

Financial need is a requirement to be considered for some scholarships. It is strongly recommended that all applicants complete the financial need section of the application. 

Like most colleges and universities, we utilize applicant FAFSA documentation to verify financial need for any of scholarship with a financial need requirement, so we strongly encourage our applicants to complete this form.

  • Upload the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is generated within three weeks of submitting the FAFSA. Access this report at
  • Students who are unable to submit a FAFSA can provide an explanation in the application and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis (additional verification information may be required)

Learn how to Apply

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For more information about Scholarships, donations or joining the Advisory committee, contact Mike Ammerman, Scholarship Program Manager at (505) 795-3778 or