LANL Foundation Awards $56,250 To 22 Outstanding Northern New Mexico Students


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), is proud to announce its 2021 Fall term Career Pathways Scholarship recipients. A grand total of $56,250 was awarded to 22 outstanding Northern New Mexico students, including four who were awarded a total of $12,000 from the ANCHORUM/CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Pathways Scholarship Fund. 

The Career Pathways Scholarship awards up to $3,000 to qualified applicants pursuing a 2-year degree, trade, or certificate. High school seniors and individuals with a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE), or some college experience are encouraged to apply. While the pandemic has created challenges for students in pursuit of their goals, Career Pathways Scholars are focused and determined, with a clear vision of the career or trade they intend to pursue. 

“This cohort of Career Pathways Scholarship recipients is truly representative of the spirit of this award,” Mike Ammerman, Scholarship Program Manager said. “As the country emerges from the pandemic, many employers are looking for skilled workers in order to resume business productivity. Our LANL Scholars are well positioned to help meet this demand and to strengthen Northern New Mexico during this period of recovery and beyond.” 

In this 2021 Fall cohort of Career Pathways Scholars, some are pursuing associate’s degrees in high-demand health care fields, some seek credentials in skilled trades, such as welding and automotive repair, and others are making a career change that will allow them to follow their passions while providing for their families. All are highly motivated to gain the skills and credentials needed to enter the workforce in their career of choice, with the primary goal of improving quality of life for themselves, their family, and their community. 

To learn more about our 2021 Fall term Career Pathways Scholarship recipients, click here

About LAESF 
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund began in 1998 and gets its name from the main source of donations: Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, contractors, and retirees. Donations also come from community members and local businesses that value education and economic development in the region. 

About the LANL Foundation (
Since 1997, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through our diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, we work to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient lifelong learners engaged with their communities. The LANL Foundation is dedicated to supporting college and career readiness by enhancing student access to academic and technical opportunities in schools, districts, communities, Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations. 

About Los Alamos National Laboratory (
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.