In 1998, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and its employees, retirees, and contractors partnered with the LANL Foundation to create the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF). The Fund’s goal is to provide scholarships that support the students of Northern New Mexico who are pursuing 4-year undergraduate degrees in fields that will serve the region. Awards are based on academic performance, leadership potential, critical thinking skills, and career goals. Financial need, diversity, and regional representation are integral components of the selections process.
To keep up with the growing need for qualified accountants, financial analysts, and business information system professionals within our Tribal communities, we proudly announce the Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship. This year, one giving option during the LAESF campaign is to designate your gift to the Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Fund. The first Tribal Business Scholarships were awarded in August, 2014.
In 2011 LAESF introduced the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund. This fund awards scholarships to motivated students returning to a formal education, after a hiatus for other pursuits. These scholarship candidates may have left formal education for business, the military, or other reasons, possibly for an extended period, and are now seeking to expand their opportunities with a certificate or a two-year degree through a program in the regional area.
Since 1999, over 1000 Northern New Mexico students have been awarded $5 million in scholarships—funds contributed by LANL employees, retirees, and contractors, as well as the business partners of our Northern New Mexico community. In 2015, 78 students were awarded scholarships totaling $422,500. Click to view the current scholarship
The 2015 LAESF fundraising campaign was held at Los Almos National Labortory May 18–June 19, 2015. As of June 22, $348,890.72 was donated by 796 Lab employees, with an additional $250,000 matching contribution made by LANS, LLC. The final campaign total will be announced soon. General donations are accepted year-round. Click here to give.
The LANL Foundation celebrated the 2014 annual fundraising drive with a record number of donors and dollars contributed. We’d like to thank each of the 620 LANL employees who contributed over $313,000 to LAESF last year. We’d especially like to thank Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) which once again matched $250,000 in employee contributions. With the LANS match, and contributions from a non-LANL employees, LAESF successfully exceeded its 2014 goal by raising $592,849.
Ways to Give
For a description of the various funds, click here.
· General donations may be made using our secure online pledge form or by mailing a check with the general PDF form to the LANL Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Program Officer, 1112 Plaza del Norte, Espanola, NM 87532.
· 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 will be given separate hard-copy forms, which must be used in order to receive the LANS match.
Contact Tony Fox, Scholarship Program Officer, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 753-8890 ext. 116.
The LANL Foundation administers the scholarship fund and ensures that all donor contributions go directly to student awards. All donations are tax-deductible. The LANS match is subject to an 11% administrative fee.