scholarships

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To help students, we offer educational assistance for two qualifying individuals each year under our scholarships, the William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship, and the Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship.

We are starting to take applications TODAY!

Applications must be received or submitted online between September 1st and February 10th.

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William B. Ruggles Journalism Scholarship (Click Here to Apply)

The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship 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 annually to the student who exemplifies the  dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late  Mr. Ruggles.

WHO MAY APPLY

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.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the work of the Institute.  Applicants must also:

  1. Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in an accredited journalism program by submitting a transcript or copy of acceptance letter from the school you are or will attend;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the economic and social problems of compulsory unionism by submitting an essay of approximately 500 words.

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship (Click Here to Apply)

Application Process

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 not eligible.

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:

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 grades.

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.