2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship
Applications are now available for the 2019 W. Vernie Reed Memorial Scholarship.
A native Tacoman, Brother Reed began working as a hard-rock driller on the Grand Coulee Dam in 1934. He became a Laborer, and was elected to office at the Tacoma local in 1941. From there, he worked for the district council, eventually being asked to head the organizing department of Laborers International in 1960. Five years later he was elected general secretary-treasurer.
Through the generosity of Brother Reed’s friends and associates, yearly scholarships are available to assist eligible students in furthering their four year undergraduate education. The first was made in the spring of 1981.
Applications can be found here: 2019 W. VERNIE REED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (This link opens an Adobe Acrobat file).
More information about the scholarship can be found on the NW Laborers website.
Eligible candidates are men and women and their dependents (including grandchildren) who are members of local unions of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States of America, and in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. To be considered, a student must be in good standing in the final year of high school or attending a Community College or Trade School or a University full time.
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