William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship List of Related Subjects

award-left-thirdThe National Institute for Labor Relations Research annually awards the  William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship, which honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase “Right to Work” and contributed greatly to the movement’s advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles.

Those who wish to apply for the scholarship must meet the following minimal requirements to be eligible for the scholarship:  Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in journalism or related majors, in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. (Exclusion: 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 not eligible.)

Applicants and potential applicants may wonder what qualifies as journalism or a “related” journalism major.  To help clarify this description, NILRR staff created a list below from college and career center online posts.  However, this list is not complete. With media and college courses constantly changing, please contact NILRR to see if your major or minor not listed below may qualify for the scholarship.

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Applied Communication
  • Publishing
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
  • Mass Communications
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication and Rhetoric
  • Film Studies
  • Marketing
  • Sociology
  • Sports Communication
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC)
  • Health Promotion
  • International Business
  • Media Arts and Studies
  • Statistics
  • Media Studies
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Radio and Television
  • Digital Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Health Communication
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Image Management
  • Sports Communication
  • Technical and Scientific Communication