The Electronics Division invites applications for the Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship. The purpose of the $2000 tuition award is to encourage academic interest and excellence among undergraduate students in the area of ceramics/materials science and engineering.

The award will be given to a junior or senior student who has acquired a total of at least 80 semester credits or equivalent quarter credits at the time of the application and is still a full-time undergraduate student by the time of the award (October).

The winner will be selected based on:

  • Total GPA, Science GPA (to be verified in faculty recommendation letter)
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT scores, if available
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member in the department
  • Extracurricular activities
  • A 500-word essay on the topic, “Your research ideas about advancing materials for electronic devices and/or computing beyond Moore’s law”.
    • If AI (such as Chatgpt, Gemini, etc) has been used in this award thesis writing, the author should address how it has been used.

Complete and return the nomination form below including your 500-word essay and letter of recommendation.

Presentation of a plaque and scholarship check will take place during the Electronics Division business meeting in October.

All nominations should be electronically submitted in full no later than July 20 to:

Aiping Chen
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nominations should also be sent to Vicki Evans at

Deadline for Nominations:

extended to July 20