Lam Research Core Values Scholarship

Lam Research Corporation invites high school seniors in the Fremont Unified, Livermore Valley Joint Unified, Tigard-Tualatin, and Hillsboro School districts to apply for the Lam Research Core Values Scholarship awards of up to $10,000 over four years.

The deadline to submit a completed application is  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00PM PST.

To complete an application, the following components are required. Please plan ahead to ensure that all online and offline components are completed by the deadline.

  • Current high school transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Student Review Forms with letters of recommendation from two people other than counselors or career center staff, to be submitted separately by your recommenders via email.
  • Complete an online  application, including required attachments (Student Essay, Activities List, Transcript, and Additional Information).

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Lam Research Corporation invites high school seniors at the following schools to apply for Lam Research Core Values Scholarship awards:

  • Fremont Unified School District (Fremont, CA): American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose, and Washington High Schools
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (Livermore, CA): Granada and Livermore High Schools
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District (Tualatin, OR): Tigard and Tualatin High Schools
  • Hillsboro School District (Hillsboro, OR): Century and Glencoe High Schools

The awards will be given to one graduating senior from each of the eligible high schools who best exemplifies Lam’s Core Values, is planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or technical school, and has a cumulative, non-weighted GPA of 3.0 or above.

To avoid challenges to the independence of accounting firms that perform services for Lam, students who are themselves or are related to partners, employees or other representatives of Ernst & Young or KPMG may not apply for or receive a Lam Research Core Values Scholarship. Students who are related to Lam employees are also ineligible.

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In order to be considered for a scholarship, students must submit a completed application by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications will include two steps:

1) Request offline components (transcript and letters of recommendation). Transcript will be uploaded to the online application platform; letters will be submitted separately by the recommenders.

2) Complete an online application, including required attachments.


Step One

Before beginning your online application, please plan ahead to request the two required offline components: current high school transcript and two letters of recommendation with Student Review forms. Offline components must be submitted by the deadline date. We encourage submitting your requests for transcripts and recommendations no later than three weeks before the deadline.

  • Current High School Transcript (can be official or unofficial). The transcript must be uploaded onto online application platform so please plan ahead to order a transcript copy from your school’s office.
  • The Student Review Form and attached letter of recommendation must be completed by two people other than counselors or career center staff.
    • Click here to download the Student Review Form.
    • Completed forms and attached letters of recommendation must be emailed by the Recommenders to by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

Step Two

To complete your online application, please click here. For saved applications click here.

The online application will consist of the following components:

  • Eligibility Quiz
  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Permission to Publicize Form with Electronic Signature from Student and Guardian (if applicant is under the age of 18)
  • Required Attachments (see detailed requirements below)

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Required Attachments

Please make sure your name and high school are clearly labeled on each attachment. Include your name and high school in the file name (example: “sarahmiller_irvington_essay”) and upload as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.

  • High School Transcript: Upload your most recent high school transcript. If available, please upload the transcript that includes first semester grades from senior year; if unavailable, the transcript must include grades through the end of junior year.
  • Activities Sheet: Please list high school activities, community involvement, memberships, and honors you have received. Be sure to list activities that show commitment to community service and/or demonstrated leadership in general, as well as those that demonstrate further embodiment of Lam Research’s Core Values. Community involvement should include name of organization, nature of volunteer work, start/end date, and number of hours.
  • Student Essay: NOTE: This is the most important part of your application! Please write a short essay (maximum of 700 words) on a separate sheet(s) which explains how you best exemplify Lam Research’s Core Values (see descriptions below).  Please provide specific examples of how you exemplify two or more of the Core Values and identify the selected core value(s) in your essay.
    • Lam Research Corporation Core Values
      • Achievement: Sets aggressive goals and objectives and successfully accomplishes them.  Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.  Performs at a high level of accomplishment.
      • Honesty and integrity: Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and behavior.  Is seen as a direct, truthful individual.  Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner.  Keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain or protection.
      • Innovation and continuous improvement: Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.  Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
      • Mutual trust and respect: Truly values people and the contribution of others.  Respects diversity of ideas, opinions, actions, and deeds of others.  Demonstrates confidence and faith in others and gives credit where credit is due.  Builds effective rapport to relate well to all kinds of people.  Listens; builds constructive and effective relationships.  Uses diplomacy and tact.
      • Open communication: Is honest, forthright, timely, and complete in the delivery of information and opinions.  Solicits feedback from peers and supervisors in order to improve performance.
      • Ownership and accountability:Takes responsibility for one’s own actions or the actions of one’s group (whether successful or unsuccessful).  Takes initiative for problem solving both within and outside of the scope of their responsibility, and stays with the issue until it is successfully resolved.  Delivers on commitments.  Others can count on you.
      • Teamwork: Proactively identifies issues where partnering leads to resolution.  Works with others cooperatively to achieve a common goal.  Focuses on group priorities.  Represents his/her own interests and yet is fair to other groups.  Actions taken are in the support of the common good. Ensures all team members are clear on their objectives, roles and responsibilities.
  • Additional Information (OPTIONAL): Please include any other information about yourself that may be of interest to the Selection Committee (i.e. jobs, internships, any challenges that you have overcome or highly exceptional experiences you have had). Maximum of one page.

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Selection Process

Community volunteers will evaluate and score application packages based on the eligibility requirements outlined above.  A Lam representative will participate in the Selection Committee, but Lam representatives will not comprise the majority of the committee.

Winners will be notified at the school’s Senior Awards ceremony or other appropriate event.

If no suitable candidate applies, the Selection Committee reserves the right to not award a scholarship.  Scholarship winners may be contacted by a Lam representative for follow-up status over the course of their college career.

Should a student receive a full academic scholarship after submitting an application for the Lam Research Core Values Scholarship, his/her application must be withdrawn to extend the opportunity of this award to fellow classmates.

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Award Payments

Each scholarship is up to $10,000 over four years, provided that students meet renewal requirements.* Payments are made in TWO distributions per year (Fall=$1,500 and Spring= $1,000).

Scholarships will be sent directly to the college, university or community college upon receipt of proof of enrollment from the student.  Each recipient and one of his/her parents or a legal guardian must sign an agreement stating the funds will be used for nontaxable purposes including tuition, books, fees or equipment required for coursework.

* Renewal requirements – Good standing consists of three components:

  1. Maintain full-time student status.
  2. Submit Renewal and Expenditure Form.
  3. Provide proof of current, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

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