Applications are now being accepted for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund (RCRS) January 2018 Awards. Deadline is Nov. 28.
Kathy Keith, Executive Director of the LANL Communities Partnership Office asked members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday to spread word of the scholarship in their individual communities.
The RCRS awards scholarships to motivated students who are returning to a formal education after a hiatus for other pursuits such as trying different careers, the military or business for possibly an extended period and are now seeking to expand their opportunities with a certificate of two-year degree.
Selection of students for the scholarships is based primarily on merit but because the focus is on returning students, some of whom may have been out of formal education for several years, special emphasis is placed on initiative, motivation and accomplishments and less emphasis is placed on grade point averages or tests.
The scholarships are for $1,000 for one year and applicants can re-apply yearly when they complete the two-year degree of certification program is they remain in good academic standing making progress toward completion.
Applicants must be a resident of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos Counties and must have been away from formal education for a year or more. Although preference may be given to students pursuing programs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, strong applications in any program area will be considered.
For more information, call 505.753.8890, ext. 115.