Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor

The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship Program Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Union Leadership and Labor Studies For students seeking an M.A. in Labor Studies or a B.A. in Urban and Community Studies, with a concentration in Labor Scholarship AwardsAwardees will receive:• Up to $30,000 for graduate study (up to $15,000 for each of two years)• Up to $20,000 for undergraduate study (up to $10,000 for each of two years)Preference is given to full-time enrollment. However, during any term in which a student must enroll for part-time study, scholarship funding would be distributed on a pro-rated scale. Awards are offered in the fall semester of each academic year and are renewable, contingent on maintenance of good academic standing. Eligibility Requirements• Those applying for the graduate scholarship must be first-time, entering students in the Murphy Institute’s M.A. program in Labor Studies. Those applying for the undergraduate scholarship may be either first-time students or continuing students, already enrolled in the Murphy Institute B.A. program in Urban and Community Studies, with a concentration in Labor. To receive an award, students must be accepted into one of these programs. • Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 college credits with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA from prior undergraduate work.All applicants must have• Demonstrated potential for leadership in social justice movements and/or capacity for academic scholarship in the field of Labor Studies• Strong recommendations from academics and/or practitioners in areas of social justice, labor, or labor education• A compelling statement of purpose• Good written and oral communication skillsTerms and Conditions of the Scholarship• Scholarship awards will be based on a national competition and are intended for individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to – or potential for – work that will increase the participation of women and people of color in the fields of labor and/or Labor Studies.For Additional Information about the Institute’s Programs • Graduate students should contact Irene Garcia-Mathes, MALS Program Coordinator. • Undergraduates should contact June Cumberbatch, Senior Counselor for the Urban and Community Studies Program. For further information about the scholarship program and/or for assistance, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr. Janet Leslie. Deadline: The deadline for applications is March 31st.

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Award Amount: $30,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes