AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard LWP Union Scholars Program
Sponsor: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); United Negro College Fund (UNCF); Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program
Program brochure (PDF file): http://www.afscme.org/docs/UNCF_Union_Scholarship.pdf
Dates: Summer 2011 (10 weeks)
Eligibility Criteria: Second-semester sophomore or junior during the application and interview process • Major in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Labor Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Economics, or Public Policy • Minimum 2.5 GPA • Identify as a person of color, including: African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian/Alaskan Native; • Possess a demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement. • Driver’s license
Description: This program involves a 10-week field placement during which students participate in a union organizing campaign in one of several locations across the United States. AFSCME is one of the fastest growing unions in the United States and provides the perfect opportunity for young activists interested in careers in the labor moment. Through the program, students work on the front lines of a real union organizing campaign, talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits for themselves and their families – by joining a union. They also participate in the day-to-day work of outreach to workers by phone and on home visits, campaign research and material development.
Housing/ Room & Board: Housing provided.
Stipend/Salary/Other: Stipend of up to $4,000. An academic scholarship of up to $5,000 for the 2011-2012 school year, based on successful performance.
Deadline Date: February 28th, 2011
Find the application online (http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=552) or call toll free: 1-866-671-7237