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2019 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Recipient — Neil Damron

Neil Damron, who is entering his third year at Stanford Law School, is committed to advancing the rights of low-income workers. He is currently a summer law clerk for the Wage Protection Program at Legal Aid at Work in San Francisco, and previously interned at National Employment Law Project. During law school, he has served as a research assistant to former-NLRB Chairman, William Gould IV, and led the Economic Advancement Program Pro Bono in East Palo Alto. Before law school, Neil worked in policy research at the Urban Institute, focusing on workforce development programs for low-wage workers, and volunteered regularly at workers’ rights clinic in Washington, D.C.

To be eligible for the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, applicants must be Graduate or Law Students enrolled in accredited educational institutions in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to pursue a career working in the labor movement on behalf of workers’ rights.  To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria:

  • A superior academic record
  • A demonstrable commitment to the labor movement
  • A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preference also is given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.

The scholarship application for the 2020 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies will be posted later this year, at http://playerstrust.org/programs/michael-weiner-scholarship-labor-studies/