Arnold/Jones/Evans 2020 Scholarship Fund

Nevada high school seniors in the graduating class of 2020 with a 2.0 or higher GPA may apply for this scholarship One parent must be an active or retired member in good standing of any local union affiliated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO. Student must be planning to attend a college, university, vocational or trade school. Five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be offered.

Verification of college enrollment (class schedule) will be required during the summer before check is mailed to the college. Scholarship funds must be applied toward tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses. These funds will be disbursed in equal payments over two semesters.

Award
$2,000
Deadline
08/13/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a 2020 Nevada high school graduate?
  2. Is your parent an active or retired member in good standing of any local union affiliated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO?
  3. Please list the Local Union & Local Union number of your parent who is an active or retired member in good standing of any local union affiliated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO.
  4. Statement of your career goals. Please include the name of school you will be attending after high school and your career goals.
  5. Essay - 1,000 words, minimum - 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?
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