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Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship in Labor Relations (Deadline: June 15, 2015)

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Who Can Apply: Established to memorialize long-time Seattle labor lawyer Samuel B. Bassett, this scholarship awards $5,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in labor relations.

Samuel Bassett (1896-1971) was a Seattle plaintiffs lawyer who practiced with George Vandeveer from 1924-1942 and represented the Industrial Workers of the World, the Joint Council of Teamsters, No. 28 and other Teamster locals, as well as many civil rights and civil liberties cases.

Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year.


  1. A brief written personal statement by the applicant (not exceeding 750 words) explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor, involvement with the labor movement, or intention to pursue a career in labor relations.
  2. A brief letter of faculty support
  3. A copy of the student’s transcript
  4. Include student’s contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number

Deadline: June 15, 2015

Amount: $5,500

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