NEW YORK, Sept. 3 — The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2019 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.
Major League players created the scholarship program in July 2014 to honor the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner, who died in November 2013 following a 15-month struggle with an inoperable brain tumor at age 51.
The scholarship recognizes and supports the efforts of people who are passionate about and dedicated to improving the lives of workers – characteristics that were embodied by Weiner in his personal life, his studies and throughout his 25-year career with the Players Association.
The Players Trust awards up to five $10,000 scholarships annually as part of the program. In its first four years, more than 200 applications from more than 100 colleges and universities have been received and there have been 20 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must be Graduate or Law Students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below:
- A strong academic record
- Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement
- A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.
For more information, please visit the Michael Weiner Scholarship page on PlayersTrust.org.