Available scholarships and awards are listed below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying to be considered for a scholarship or fellowship.
*Limited funding available*
Harry and Vera Stark Fellowship
The Harry and Vera Stark Fellowship aims to encourage and support International Students, enrolled in a SMLR graduate program with either the Human Resource Management Department or the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department, to gain exposure to U.S. culture and values and educational experiences in labor relations and human resource management. All international students must be enrolled in a master's degree program.
Labor Studies Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in the Labor Studies and Employment Relations program based on academic need and merit as determined by the program director.
Levine Trade Union Education Fund
Awarded to students involved with the trade union and who are enrolled within the School of Management and Labor Relations, Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department.
Lowenthal Memorial Fund
Scholarship is given to new students in the Master of Labor and Employment Relations Program (MLER).
Martin Gerber Endowed Student Support Fund
The Martin Gerber Endowed Student Support Fund supports select students in the undergraduate program affiliated with the Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) Department at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). The student award winners should exemplify that they are planning to participate in, are currently participating in or have already participated in a labor related or socially progressive internship or applied field experience, to be considered for this award. Award determinations will be made by evaluating internship or applied field experiences as well as students’ financial need status.
Martin Gerber Fellowship in Labor Movement History
The Martin Gerber Fellowship in Labor Movement History supports selected students in the study and preservation of labor movement history. Candidates must be incoming or current students in the Master of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (MLER) program who are interested in documenting as well as studying labor movement history. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate commitment to take an independent study course focused on labor movement research with guidance from LSER faculty to produce materials that can be featured across multiple platforms.
Pamela Sue Schmidt Award for Outstanding Service to the Community
Pamela Sue Schmidt was a bright and energetic undergraduate at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). Pamela epitomized an image of a remarkable SMLR student with her impending graduation from the SMLR Human Resource Management undergraduate program and enrollment in SMLR’s Human Resource Management graduate program. In Pam’s honor, friends, family, and members of the local and university community came together to create the Pamela Sue Schmidt Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. This scholarship provides much needed support to SMLR students who embody Pam’s legacy of outstanding service to the community.
Sam Kinsora Memorial Labor Studies Scholarship
In honor of Samuel Kinsora, former president of by the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions, this fund provides annual scholarship support for Labor Studies graduate students at SMLR.
School of Management and Labor Relations Alumni Association Scholarship & Fellowship
Created by various alumni of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, students enrolled full-time in the undergraduate or master's program within either the HR or LSER departments are eligible.
The School of Management and Labor Relations Annual Fund Scholarship
Eligible students must be working towards any of the degree granting programs at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.
The Natalie Woerthmann Memorial Scholarship
Established by Publicis Health, a global communications firm specializing in health and wellness, in honor of a beloved Human Resources Executive, the Natalie Woerthmann Memorial Scholarship reflects her dedication and support of SMLR students. Undergraduate sophomores and juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or more can qualify for tuition support of $5,000 to be applied in their term bill. In addition, recipients of the scholarship will be considered first priority among candidates for a paid summer internship at Publicis Health at any of their locations - Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; and Yardley, PA.