Longenecker & Associates Increases Financial Support For Northern New Mexico College Students


As part of a strong commitment to supporting STEM education efforts, Longenecker & Associates is increasing financial support for students at Northern New Mexico College. 

L&A has increased to $15,000 its annual contribution to the Northern New Mexico College Foundation. This will fund three scholarships for students interested in a career in a field that supports L&A’s missions in Northern New Mexico at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, such as project management, business and support functions. Recipients are eligible to have the scholarship extended a second year provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements. L&A will also continue to provide internship opportunities and career mentoring by senior staff or board members.

“We’re proud to help support promising students who want to pursue careers supporting the U.S. Department of Energy in important areas such national security, environmental remediation and clean energy,” L&A CEO John Longenecker said. “We have developed a great relationship with Northern New Mexico College, and we’re excited to increase our assistance to the college and the northern New Mexico region many L&A employees are proud to call home.”

“We are very grateful for Longenecker & Associates’ generous and continued support of Northern’s mission and our students,” said Northern New Mexico College President Hector Balderas. “Community champions like this are vital to providing students the opportunity to pursue their educational and career goals and putting them on the path to success.”

L&A began providing scholarship assistance at Northern New Mexico College in 2021. To date, L&A has provided four scholarships to three students, one of which has gone on to full-time employment with L&A.

“Supporting STEM education doesn’t just help students, it helps L&A as a company,” Longenecker said. “We want to help develop the next generation of leaders who we know will bring fresh ideas and perspectives to help solve some of the nation’s most critical problems.”

To learn how to apply for all Northern New Mexico College scholarships, including the Longenecker Scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid office at 505-747-2128 or go to the NNMC Financial Aid webpage on the college website at nnmc.edu.

About Longenecker & Associates: Founded in 1989, Longenecker & Associates leverages more than 30 years of experience throughout the nuclear security and cleanup enterprise to improve mission performance, deliver capital asset projects to schedule and budget, implement effective governance approaches and develop targeted business strategies for both large and small businesses. L&A places a strong emphasis on community and educational giving, providing more than $1.5 million over the last decade in undergraduate and graduate scholarships, STEM programs and community assistance.

About Northern New Mexico College (NNMC): 

Northern New Mexico College has served the rural communities of Northern New Mexico for over a century. Since opening in 1909 as the Spanish American Normal School in El Rito, NM, the College has provided affordable access to quality academic programs that meet the changing educational, economic and cultural needs of the region. 

Northern is an open-admissions institution offering the most affordable bachelor’s programs in the Southwest. Now one of the state’s four regional comprehensive institutions, with its main campus in Española, Northern offers more than 50 bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs in arts & human sciences, film & digital media, STEM programs, business, education, liberal arts, and nursing. The College has reintroduced technical trades in partnership with two local unions and five public school districts through its new co-located Branch Community College, the first of its kind in the state’s history.  Northern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has earned prestigious program specific accreditations for its engineering, nursing, education, and business programs. Learn more at https://nnmc.edu/