LANL Foundation News:
ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation has announced a new scholarship – a testament to the remarkable legacy of dedicated educators Nelson O. and Esperanza Baca Gonzales to the young people of Northern New Mexico.
The Nelson O. and Esperanza Baca Gonzales Scholarship, established by Nelson to honor his late wife, her family, and to encourage and inspire a new generation as a $100,000 endowment with the LANL Foundation, will provide scholarships in perpetuity for students from Mesa Vista High School and then Española Valley High School students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or trade certification.
Scholarships will be awarded to those who embody Nelson and Esperanza’s life-long commitment to community and service, and financial need is strongly considered in the selection process.
Mike Ammerman, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Manager, said he is honored Nelson and his family have entrusted the LANL Foundation to steward this generous endowment.
“Hearing Nelson speak about his love and respect for Esperanza and her commitment to the people and communities of Northern New Mexico is deeply moving,” Ammerman said. “We hope that others choose to contribute to this fund so that we can serve even more students for years to come.”
Students interested in applying for any of LANL Foundation and the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund’s scholarships can apply via a one-time application here. The deadline to apply is Jan. 19, 2021.
About Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation
Since 1997, the 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 who are engaged in their communities.
For 25 years, the LANL Foundation has been serving Northern New Mexico communities, enhancing students’ access to academic and technical opportunities, leading to quality jobs by supporting the growth of college and career readiness in schools, districts, communities, and Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations.
For more information visit: www.lanlfoundation.org.