DO NOT SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE CALENDAR YEAR’S AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED IN MAY OF THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE NEXT CALENDAR YEAR ARE USUALLY MADE IN JANUARY.

SOME HELPFUL TIPS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP:

  • 1. Please don’t send us the Cover Page or the Eligibility/ Outline/ Instructions Page. The Scholarship Committees each know what those pages cover and we end up recycling them.  Those are for your information, not ours.
  • 2. For the District Council Scholarship – if your printer prints a page that shows the #8 and then the line below it which reads “Do Not Fax – Only Original Applications Will Be Considered” and those are the ONLY things printed on that page, you can recycle that page. There is no information contained on it that will aid the Committee in determining your eligibility.  It is a result of Adobe writing the original Word document into a PDF and formatting.
  • 3.  Check and double-check to make sure ALL of the requested information is included. It is difficult to have to set someone aside and disqualify their application because they forgot to include their transcript or didn’t get the member page signed at the Local Union.
  • 4.  Please try to avoid stapling your application, or parts of your application, together. We must make multiple copies of each application and it helps a great deal to not have to remove staples.
  • 5. Please do not print your scholarship application on the front and back of your paper. Let each page stand alone. It makes copying your application much easier.
  • 6.  The W. Vernie Reed Scholarship applications and the District Council Scholarship applications are reviewed by two separate scholarship Boards.  Please do not ask us to make copies of your letters, etc. to put with the other scholarship. The W. Vernie Reed applications are usually picked up between April 3 & 4 by that Board and once they’re gone, there is no requesting a copy of one page or another. If you apply for both, please make sure each application packet is complete.

 

W. VERNIE REED MEMORIAL FUND:

A scholarship program for certain members of the Laborers’ International Union has been established as a living memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union.

Through the generosity of Brother Reed’s friends and associates, a self perpetuating fund will provide a program of yearly scholarships to assist eligible worthy students in furthering their four (4) year undergraduate education. The first award was made in the Spring of 1981. Scholarships are usually awarded before July.

For 2018:
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce it will be expanding the scholarships awarded beginning with this year’s awards.  Please be patient as we work out any missed details but the current plan is to award at least one scholarship per Local Union in the Region valued at $2,500.00 each.  Keep in mind – an applicant WILL NOT be considered if the application is incomplete for any reason or is not received by April 1st (received – not postmarked).

Additionally the Board intends to award eight (8) main scholarships.  Seven (7) of those will be valued at $3,000.00 each and one (1) will be valued at $5,000.00.

We are excited to be able to offer these scholarships this year and look forward to reviewing all applications submitted.  We urge each applicant, though, to make sure they review their application thoroughly before submission.  You do not want to be disqualified on a technicality.

W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Form
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Please note – ONLY original applications will be accepted.  Fax and photocopies are no longer accepted.

Please note – The applications will request an E-Mail address for all applicants.

WASHINGTON & NORTHERN IDAHO DISTRICT COUNCIL OF LABORERS’ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

A separate scholarship program for those members of the Laborers’ International Union who have maintained membership in any of the Washington State Local Unions.

The members of the Washington Locals have funded this scholarship program since 1999 to assist eligible students in furthering their education. Scholarships will usually be awarded ech year before June graduation exercises.

For 2018:

The District Council is pleased of offer 8 Local Union scholarships of $2,000 each and 12 at-large scholarships of $1,500 each.

District Council Scholarship Form
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Please note – ONLY original applications will be accepted.  Fax and photocopies are no longer accepted.