WEA Scholarships

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 Ernie Johnson Scholarship

  • $1,000 for a student entering a two-year or vocational institution
  • $1,000 for a student entering a 4-year program

The Lancaster Family Scholarship

  • $2,000 for a student entering the field of elementary education
  • All of the above applicants must be children of WEA or WEA-R members.

The Kathy Powell/Thelma Davila Scholarship

  • The amount of $1,000 is offered to a student of Hispanic descent entering the field of education.

Don’t forget to head over to the NSEA website and apply for a Good Idea Grant – up to $1,000 for a good idea to improve education in Nevada!