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2019 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Recipient — Madison Slupe

As a graduate of Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, Madison has committed her educational and professional careers to protecting the rights of the working class. Madison found her passion for labor law while spending two summers interning for a Teamsters Local. As a student at Villanova University School of Law, Madison is involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association as well as with local politics and labor movement. She plans to continue the fight for economic justice through traditional labor law and labor education and will spend the summer with the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 as a 2019 Peggy Browning Fund Fellow.

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