Scholarships for Children of WEA Members
The WEA Scholarship nomination forms are due in April each year. Call the WEA Office for the exact deadline. Three of the scholarships are available to children of WEA members. The fourth is available to a student of Hispanic descent going into the education field. All scholarships are given only to students graduating from a Washoe County School District public high school. Your WEA Reps will have the forms, as do high school principals and scholarship counselors.
- The Michael Landsberry Memorial Scholarship, for $1,000, is awarded to a high school senior who plans on attending a 2-4 year college or vocational school. The applicant must have attended Sparks Middle School in 7th & 8th grades.
- The Ernie Johnson Vocational Scholarship, for $1,000, is awarded to a high school senior who plans on attending a two-year college or vocational school. The applicant must be the child of a WEA member.
- The Marilyn Owen Academic Scholarship, for $1000, is awarded to a high school senior who will be attending a four-year college or university. The applicant must be the child of a WEA member.
- The Kathy Powell/Thelma Davila Scholarship, for $1,000, is awarded to a high school senior of Hispanic descent who has an interest in pursuing a career in education.
- The Lancaster Family Memorial Scholarship, for $2000, is awarded to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in elementary education. The applicant must be a child of a WEA member.
Scholarship for WEA Members
- The The WEA/United Federal Credit Union Scholarship for Continuing Education, for up to $1,000, is awarded to WEA members participating in post-secondary training, education, or professional development. Costs covered are fees, tuition, and registration (no room and board or travel)