Who Can Apply: The scholarship is awarded yearly to undergraduate graduate students at any of the University of Washington’s three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell). In their applications, students must show commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and diversity. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year.
- Essay responses. Please prepare written answers to the following questions. We recommend compiling answers into a separate document before entering them into the on-line application. This will ensure your responses are saved on multiple platforms, as answers entered in the on-line application are not saved until they are submitted.
- Tell us about any social justice, labor, or diversity issues that have impacted you personally. How have you worked to address these issues? Please limit your response to 400 words or less.
- Describe aspects of your background/identity that exemplify your commitment to social justice, labor, and diversity (Your response may draw upon your answer to the question above). Discuss any personal obstacles or disadvantages you have encountered. If relevant, highlight issues related to waterfront industries or organized labor. Please limit your response to 400 words or less.
- How will funding from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies support the goals you have for your education at the University of Washington? How do you plan to engage with the labor movement during your studies here? How will funding prepare you for what you want to accomplish upon completion of your degree? Again, if relevant, highlight issues relevant to waterfront industries or organized labor. Please limit your response to 400 words or less.
- A brief letter of support from a teacher or community member.
- A highschool or college transcript (which ever is most recent). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number.
- Optional: Additional documents demonstrating your commitment to labor or Labor Studies, such as a resume or curriculum vitae, may also be submitted.
Deadline: April 12, 2021
Learn More: https://labor.washington.edu/jugum