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4-Year Scholarship Application Now Open

Deadline: January 18, 2022

4-year Undergraduate Scholarship


Career Pathways Scholarship Application

Opens: January 3, 2022

Career Pathways Scholarship

Since 1999, LANL Foundation in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) has had the privilege of awarding scholarships to amazing students from Northern New Mexico. These students have worked hard in and out of the classroom to become well-rounded individuals with a shared commitment to academic achievement, leadership and service.  

Funding Diverse Career Opportunities

Scholarships support Northern New Mexico students in all fields of study to attend local and out-of-state colleges and universities. 

Some awards highlight specific qualifications such as:

  • Teaching degrees
  • First-generation college students
  • Native American students
  • Native Americans pursuing business degrees
  • Outstanding leadership and merit
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math degrees
  • Higher financial need
  • Resiliency and determination
  • Residency in certain communities
  • Students pursuing 2-year degrees or certifications

By receiving a scholarship from the LANL Foundation, students are welcomed into a community of LANL Scholars, alumni and supporters. Through generous contributions to the Los Alamos Employees Scholarships Fund, Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees, contractors, and retirees, along with local businesses and community members have built  a sustainable scholarship fund that makes educational opportunities available to hopeful students, many of whom may not have the money, support, or encouragement to attend college. The LAESF Advisory Committee also works to place scholarship winners into internships with a mentor. Through these partnerships, the LANL Foundation serves as a leader in private scholarship opportunities in the region and will continue to fund student college and career dreams for decades to come.

In the past 22 years, more than 1,900 scholarships worth nearly $9 million have supported local students attending accredited institutions across the country.

The LANL Foundation manages the funds and oversees the program with strong support from a dedicated Advisory Committee of 25 donor volunteers.

Donate to Scholarships


Learn More

For more information about the Scholarships program, donations, or joining the Advisory Committee, please contact our team at

Mike Ammerman, Scholarships Program Manager
(505) 753-8890 ext. 115 | (505) 795-3778

Sarah GissingerScholarship Program Coordinator
(505) 753-8890, ext. 148 |

Whitney JonesProgram Associate
(505) 753-8890, ext.102 |

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