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2020 Robert Vazquez Scholarship Winners

Vice President Whit Norris announced the winners of the 2020 Robert Vazquez IATSE 479 Scholarship this week, saying: “I am pleased to report that this year the committee has awarded 8 scholarships.”

Please join us in congratulating our 2020 Robert Vazquez Scholarship Winners:

    • Andrew Bates son of member Eric Bates
    • Cody Gray nephew of member Aidan Hayes, his legal guardian
    • Jacob Desmond son of member Marcus Desmond
    • Grace Wester daughter of member Richard Wester
    • Thomas Jerkins son of member David Jerkins
    • Violet Reynolds O’Brien daughter of member Christopher Reynolds
    • Elisabeth Schatke daughter of member Riko Schatke
    • Holden McLean son of member David McLean

About the Robert Vazquez Scholarship Essay

The Robert Vazquez scholarship provides $4,000 to a member, member’s spouse, son, daughter, grandchild or any child for which the member may be deemed to act as legal guardian. Candidates are challenged to write an essay on a topic and their submissions are reviewed by a jury of selected readers.

This year the Scholarship Committee posed the question “What have been the impacts of the new social norms created by the 2020 pandemic to the television and film industry?”

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