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Tony Fox, Program Officer
(505) 753-8890 ext: 116

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Listen to the KRSN radio interview of 2012 Platinum Scholar Scott Carlsten and LAESF Program Officer Tony Fox (15:30 min May 3, 2012)

Scholarship Program

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.

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 1998, nearly 800 Northern New Mexico students have been awarded o$3 million in scholarships—funds contributed by LANL employees, retirees, and contractors, as well as the business partners of our Northern New Mexico community. In 2014, 73 students were awarded scholarships totaling $419,500. Click to view the 2014 scholarship recipients.

Annual Campaign
The LANL Foundation celebrated the 2013 annual fundraising drive with a record number of dollars contributed! We’d like to thank each of the 601 LANL employees who contributed over $313,000 to LAESF last year. We’d especially like to once again thank Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) who once again generously agreed to match all contributions made by LANS employees, up to $250,000. With the LANS match, and contributions from a few non-LANL employees, LAESF successfully exceeded its goal last year by raising a whopping $525,000. What to go everyone!

The 2014 LAESF fundraising campaign will begin May 19, 2014 and continue until June 20. Click here to make a donation.

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: tony@lanlfoundation.org or (505) 753-8890 ext. 16.

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.

2014 Gold Scholars Alexandr Wang & Greta Miller, Platinum Scholar Raymond Fasano (above)

go toApply online for LAESF

go toDownload LAESF Scholarship
   Application & Instructions

go toScholarship Outreach
   Brochure (PDF)

go toApply online for Regional
   College/Returning Student

go toDownload RCRS
   Application (PDF)
go toDownload RCRS flyer (PDF)
go toDownload RCRS FAQs (PDF)

Make an Online Donation
   to LAESF
Read Scholarship Fund DescriptionsRead Scholarship Fund

LANL Oracle Pledge
   Instructions (PDF)

LANL Affiliates Pledge
   Form (PDF)

Craft Employee Pledge
   Form (PDF)

arrowGeneral Donation Form -
   no LANS match (PDF)

Download brochureView Scholarship Campaign
   Brochure (PDF)

View 2014 Scholarship recipients!

Apply online for Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships, due June 16, 2014.

Make a donation to LAESF.

Find out more about the new Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship

LAESF Student Highlights:
» 2009 Gold Scholar Siri Khalsa
» 2012 RC/RS Scholar Antonio Cobian
» 2013 Gold Scholar Kevin Gao
» 2013 Bronze & Tim Martin Scholar Alicia Dominguez
» 2013 Bronze Scholar Joel Runnels
» 2008 Bronze Scholar Marina Volegova
» 2008 Bronze Scholar Ian Martinez
» 2008 Gold Scholar Ellie Powell
» 2012 Domenici Scholar Jacob Leyba

Past scholarship recipients, where are they now?

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