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Applications close soon for the 2020 Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO has announced its annual scholarship program for graduating senior Nevada students from union households.

The Arnold / Jones / Evans 2020 Scholarship Fund provides five $2,000 scholarships to students entering college, university, vocational or trade school. The application process includes verification of post high school educational enrollment, parents local union and union number, a statement of career goals, and a 1,000 word minimum essay answering this essay topic:

“COVID-19 Pandemic has now been affecting the country since March 2020. At that point in time the Nevada unemployment rate was 3.5 to 4%. Since then it has skyrocketed to close to 30%. Numerous workers have died as a result of exposure to the disease. Businesses have been closed for extended periods of time. Nevada is just now starting to reopen for business. Beyond the high unemployment rates, what issues do you foresee in the future for Nevada’s Labor workforce? How will the pandemic affect the workforce going forward and what do you feel are changes that will be made in the future that will impact workers? What steps can be taken to address these issues going forward?”

Applications for the 2020 Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship Fund will be closing Thursday, August 13, 2020.  Click below to apply.

Class of 2020 Nevada high school seniors with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

One parent must be an active or retired member in good standing of any local union affiliated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO

Must be planning to attend a college, university, vocational or trade school.