Competition Open for 2015-2016: Murphy Institute’s Scholarship for Excellence and Diversity in Labor

Our good friends at the Murphy Institute (CUNY) have opened competition for this year’s Scholarship for Excellence and Diversity in Labor.  As you may know, this scholarship was designed to foster a more diverse leadership in the labor movement and also in the academic field of Labor Studies.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 academic year. The Institute is hoping to attract those who desire education for social change, particularly those who aspire to leadership careers in labor and related fields. Applicants should come from underrepresented constituencies, including people of color, ethnic minorities, and women.

The scholarship is substantial: up to $30,000 for graduate students and up to $20,000 for undergraduates. Applications for the 2015-16 academic year can be found online here. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015. Additional information about the scholarship can be found on the Murphy Institute’s website here.

If you or a potential candidate needs more information regarding the scholarship and the application process —please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr. Janet Leslie, at 212-642-2083 or