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2020 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Recipient — Kelly McClure

Kelly is a rising third year law student at Yale Law School. She is active in the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic and First Generation Professionals. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. During her time at Cornell, Kelly served as a Research Fellow at the Worker Rights Institute and conducted policy research on precarious and misclassified workers. After graduation, Kelly plans to pursue a public interest legal fellowship. Kelly is incredibly grateful to the Player’s Trust for their generous investment in her education.

Michael Weiner Eligibility Language                                                          

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 graduating no sooner than the semester following the scholarships award.  Further, they 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 also meet a combination of criteria identified below:

  • A strong academic record;
  • Demonstrated prior commitment to the labor movement;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner, and
  • 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.

The Players Trust awards up to five scholarships totaling up to $50,000 annually. The program has distributed over $290,000 to date. For more information, please visit the Michael Weiner Scholarship page.