NOTICE: Since the Coronavius (COVID-19) has affected many throughout the Northwest Region, we have extended the deadline for applications to be received from April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020.


To be considered for the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship, 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. Those eligible are men and women and their dependents (including their 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.

About the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Fund

In 1981 the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Fund was established as a living memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, who represented our Northwest Region. Since that time, the scholarship fund has awarded more than 308 scholarships totaling over $475,000 to our members, their children and grandchildren from various Local Unions throughout the Region. We should all take great pride that we have established such a fund in memory of one of LiUNA’s past leaders, who fought so hard for every LiUNA! member, Local Union and District Council.

Now accepting applications for 2020. Please note that all applications must be completed in full and be returned to the address listed on the application by June 1, 2020 to be considered. Download an application here. Applications are also available at the front desk or by requesting one over the phone by calling 775-856-0169. 

The 2019 Winner of the Scholarship was Alondra Ramirez

The winner of 2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship is Alondra Ramirez. Congratulations Alondra!

Alondra Ramirez Received the 2019 W. Vernie Reed Scholarship