PURPOSE OF THE FUND: A scholarship program for members, and their families, of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Northwest Region 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 undergraduate education. The first award was made in the Spring of 1981. Scholarships are usually awarded before July.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Those eligible are men and women and their dependents (including their grandchildren) who are members of local unions of the LIUNA, 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.
The following general scholarship criteria may be considered in making the selections:
Academic attainments (i.e.: test scores, grade point average, class ranking)
Anticipated field of study
Extra-curricular accomplishments including leadership and service
Other (as may seem applicable to the scholarship program in question)