Online Scholarship Application
The Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public
school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.
One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best
exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol
Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.
### WHO MAY APPLY
Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in
institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and
employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to
Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are
### CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest
in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:
1. Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational
requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the
potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the
problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by writing an original essay of
approximately 500 words.
### SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial review of the applicants by Institute staff, a Selection Review
Committee of three or more independent educators and representatives of the Institute
will review the essays and recommend the first, second and third-best essays to the
NILRR Board of Directors. At its annual meeting in April, the Board will consider the
recommendations of the Selection committee and Institute staff and then make its final
decision. If, in the opinion of the Board, no applicant meets all the criteria, a recipient
will not be selected.
The scholarship will be paid to the institution of higher learning which the recipient
plans to attend, and the recipient will be required to provide a copy of his/her transcript
from that institution at the end of the academic year.
### APPLICATION PROCEDURE
A total application consists of three parts:
1. A completed formal application;
2. A copy of the most up-to-date transcript of grades;
3. A typewritten essay of approximately 500 words clearly demonstrating an interest
in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle as it applies to educators.
Applications must be received between October1 and December 31.
All submissions must be postmarked by December 31.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:
Future Teachers Scholarships
National Institute for Labor Relations Research
5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510 Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 321-9606 [email protected]
## Online Application: