The School of Management and Labor Relations offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to support its students. These opportunities are only made available by the generous support of donors who graciously support our students and their endeavors. To support a scholarship, visit our Giving page.

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Established by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1262 in honor of Samuel Kinsora, its former president, this fund provides annual scholarship support for labor studies graduate students at Rutgers SMLR.

To qualify students must be enrolled at the University, pursuing a graduate degree in labor studies and show scholastic aptitude and financial need.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The essence of this Fund is to further the recipient's understanding of the process and practice of unionization in the U.S. Interest areas include but are not limited to: employment law, conflict resolution, negotiation, collective bargaining, grievance processes, arbitration, minorities, women, immigration issues and work, work and social change, public sector vs. corporate ownership, and the role of media regarding union activities and status. This fund may be used to:

  • Sponsor field work or an internship for an undergraduate or graduate student with a stipend to support students pursuing an unpaid internship or pre-professional staff position at a labor union, central labor council, national union coordinating body, labor attorney firm, or related area or field; or
  • Provide scholarship to a master’s candidate pursuing a labor relations related major within the LSER Department or as tuition support for course credit in the master’s level or above; or
  • Support research in related areas; or
  • Support individuals pursuing union related training opportunities offered at Rutgers SMLR.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Ann and Martin Finegold were lifelong learners who sacrificed their own formal education and careers when they came to the U.S. to insure that their children and grandchildren could take full advantage of the educational opportunities available. This scholarship is intended to assist recent immigrants or their children to complete their degrees at SMLR.

Scholarships are to be awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate students who are recent immigrants or children of immigrants in order to complete their degrees at SMLR. The award will be based on academic merit as determined by University rules in effect on the date of the award.

Special considerations: Recent immigrants or children of immigrants; full-time student

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

This endowed fund has been established to provide financial assistance to a college graduate for the purpose of obtaining an advanced degree and to encourage the study of workers and their labor organizations. An award will be made annually to a new student enrolling in the MLER program offered at Rutgers SMLR.

Awards are given to new, full-time students (taking 9-12 credits in a semester) in the MLER program who possess a Rutgers undergraduate degree in labor studies.  A student with an undergraduate degree in another area of study or from another institution must demonstrate substantial experience within a labor union to be eligible for an award.  Scholarship recipients must also demonstrate financial need. Students employed in a managerial position (outside of one in a labor organization) are ineligible.

Special considerations: New full-time MLER student who possesses a Rutgers BSLER or BALSER; must have substantial experience within a labor union if undergraduate degree is in another area of study or from another institution.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The purpose of this fund is to establish a scholarship based on the criteria set forth below in memory of Natalie Woerthmann, Director of Human Resources at Publicis Health who passed away in 2017. Natalie was a passionate supporter of the practice of human resource management, with a deep connection to Rutgers SMLR. She actively attended its career fairs and advocated for its students. This scholarship celebrates Natalie’s purpose for inspiring and educating the next generation of HR leaders and also affirms Publicis Health’s dedication and appreciation for human resources personnel as business partners.

Qualified students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate sophomores or juniors in the HRM Department of SMLR with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Contingent upon COVID circumstances, recipients will qualify to be first priority among candidates for student programming at Publicis Health. Awards are not renewable. A demonstrated interest in the health field would be appreciated but is not a requirement for consideration.

Special considerations: sophomores and juniors

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Paul B.J. Chu Scholarship is intended to provide scholarship or internship support for an excellent student enrolled in labor studies.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Professor Dick Beatty is an esteemed professor and scholar in the field of Human Resource Management, and prior to his retirement was on the faculty of SMLR for many years. In honor of his commitment to SMLR and upon his 25-year tenure with the school, Biogen IDEC, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp., Ms. Michele Bolden, the Ingersol Rand Foundation, and the Lockheed Martin Foundation created an endowed fellowship that celebrates the contributions Professor Beatty has made to educating leaders in the field of Human Resource Management, building effective organizations and creating value in HR.

Fellowships will be awarded to full time undergraduate, masters, PhD, or postdoctoral students on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest in obtaining a global human resource management experience, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Fellowships may be used for domestic study or domestic or international internship experiences, as recommended by the faculty committee.

Special considerations: Demonstrated interest in obtaining a global human resource management experience

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

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