Labor and Social Justice Scholarships
Posted: 1/21/2020 (Funding)
Are you an undergrad passionate about social justice? A graduate student writing a dissertation on a labor-related topic? A busy activist building a student group or union campaign? You are in luck! Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. The Bridges Center is currently seeking applicants from all three UW campuses and from students at all stages of education and experience, graduate and undergraduate. One application is required for a host of individual awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
How to Apply? One application is required to be considered for multiple awards. Visit labor.uw.edu to learn more about the application process. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 13, 2020.
Who Should Apply? Scholarships are awarded yearly to entering freshmen, transfer students, current undergraduate students or graduate students at the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice, equality and diversity and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply.
To receive some awards, students must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Low-income, non-citizen students unable to file a FAFSA due to immigration status may instead complete the free Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Those who do not meet FAFSA requirements will still be considered for scholarships offered by the Bridges Center.
The acceptance of outside scholarships is sometimes counted against awards granted by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. To prevent unexpected withdrawals of financial aid by the UW, please be familiar with the rules and restrictions of any aid you accept, and contact the UW Office of Student Financial Aid with any questions.