NEW YORK, Sept. 11 — The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2020 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Friday Nov. 29, 2019.
Major League players launched the scholarship program in July 2014 to honor the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner, who died in November 2013, at age 51, following a 15-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor.
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 and has distributed $250,000 to date.
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.