LSER Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships and awards available to LSER Undergraduate students are listed below. Please email scholarships@smlr.rutgers.edu if you are interested in applying to be considered for a scholarship or fellowship.

*Limited funding available*


To search opportunities available for the current academic year, enter general dates of September 1 through May 31. Enter keywords such as "merit" or "need-based" to identify scholarships in that category.

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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

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

The essence of this award is to fund educational and hands-on opportunities for students who are active and passionate about labor-related and socially progressive issues, who may otherwise be restricted from participating in such opportunities because of financial need.

Student awards are to be given to undergraduate students affiliated with the LSER Department. The award will be based on (1) financial need and (2) past, current, or future participation in a labor-related or socially progressive internship or applied field experience. A preference will be given to students in their second year. Non-traditional students are eligible for this award. Relevant internship or applied field experiences will be evaluated and approved by the program administrator.

Special consideration: Past, current, or future participation in a labor-related or socially progressive internship or applied field experience; preference given to students in their second year; non-traditional students are eligible.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Pamela Sue Schmidt was a bright and energetic undergraduate at the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) whose life was tragically cut short on March 13, 2011 at the age of just 22. Pamela was set to graduate that May with a joint B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Psychology. She was very excited to have been accepted into the School's top-ranked MHRM program. In her brief life, Pamela touched the lives of hundreds of people, always seeking ways to bring together family and friends and to assist others in need; she took particular joy in finding scholarships to help fellow students.  SMLR proudly established the Pamela Sue Schmidt Student Award for Outstanding Service to the Community to recognize and remember Pamela's legacy.

This award is given annually to the SMLR undergraduate who has had the most positive impact on the community either within the School, across Rutgers, or outside the University, so that they may continue their studies at SMLR.  Scholarships are open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in SMLR.

Special considerations: Student who has had a positive impact on the community within SMLR, across Rutgers, or outside the University

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

The endowed scholarship will honor the commitment of SMLR alumni to raise the profile of SMLR and support current students. The scholarship also acknowledges that SMLR Alumni recognize the School as a center of excellence in human resource management as well as labor studies and employment relations education.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to full-time graduate and/or undergraduate students enrolled in SMLR based on academic merit.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

This is a general support fund for all SMLR students across both departments, and includes merit-based awards and awards to students who demonstrate financial need.

Current as of:

Friday, January 1, 2021

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Labor Studies and Employment Relations program based on academic need and merit as determined by the program director.

Current as of:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The founding committee members of the Levine Trade Union Education Fund coordinated funding activities to support projects which will perpetuate Herbert A. Levine’s name and memory. These projects have included, but are not limited to: a Herbert Levine Summer School for Workers, a Distinguished Lecture Series, and sponsorship of various programs and scholarships for the unionists and students in labor studies.

This fund provides scholarships for students involved with unions and enrolled in labor studies at Rutgers.

Current as of:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020