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Tuition aid for northern students

SANTA FE, N.M. — Northern New Mexico students aiming to pursue four-year college degrees are eligible for tuition help ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

Scholarships will be announced in March for the next school year. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21.

The fund, which has awarded $3.7 million since 1998, is administered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

Awards are based on academic performance, leadership potential, critical thinking skills and career goals. Financial need, diversity and regional representation are also part of the selection process.

Students interested in scientific or other careers may be linked with internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Eligible students must live in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos, San Miguel, Sandoval or Mora counties.

Requirements and applications are online at