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.

All applications must be filled out completely and received at the Regional Office before Sun. May 1st, 2022.
Scholarship applications are available at the Union Hall or on the Union website.



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 exact nature and content of the scholarship program will be determined on an annual basis by the Board of Directors. Whereas these scholarships are for the members of the LIUNA, Northwest Region or their dependents, including grandchildren, announcements will be made at www.nwlaborers.org and www.nwliuna.org as well as to all LIUNA Local Unions throughout the region. The announcements will explain the present annual program available and any specifics involved in applying.

There shall be no discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, age or gender identity in the selection process or the administration of the scholarship program.

The following general scholarship criteria may be considered in making the selections:

  1. Academic attainments (ie: test scores, grade point average, class ranking)
  2. Character
  3. Need
  4. Anticipated field of study
  5. Extra curricular accomplishments including leadership and service
  6. Employment history
  7. Other (as may seem applicable to the scholarship program in question)



W. Vernie Reed Memorial Fund
12101 Tukwila International Blvd, Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98168