Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies gives tuition scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who exhibit a commitment to labor research or practice. This year, the Bridges Center will award $5,500 to an outstanding undergraduate student. The center is currently seeking nominations for these awards, named after longtime International Longshore and Warehouse Union member and leader Martin Jugum and his wife Anne.

Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year.


Deadline to Apply for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Extended to Monday, May 21, 2018


Application Process

Students may apply directly or be nominated by a faculty member. In addition to the Jugum Scholarship, applicants will also be considered for the Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies, Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship in Labor Relations, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship.


Required Application Materials

  1. A brief written statement by the applicant (not exceeding 750 words) explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor, involvement with the labor movement, or intention to pursue a career in labor relations.

  2. A brief letter of faculty support.

  3. A copy of the student's transcript.

  4. Include student's contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number.

Selection of the Jugum Scholarship recipients will be made by the Standing Committee of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and presented at the Bridges Center's annual awards celebration.


Where to Send Applications

Andrew Hedden, Associate Director
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington, Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98198-3530


Previous Scholarship Recipients

1997: Ligaya Domingo

1998: Jessica Roach

1999: Garland Berrian & Eric Stowe

2000: Kristina Anderson & Miguel Bocanegra

2001: Noah Purcell, Rudy Mendoza & Natalie Kimball

2002: Heather Anderson & Elizabeth Zamora

2003: Akson Mounlamai & Adam Goodwin

2004: Nowell Bamberger & Natalie Quist

2005: Rachel Taber

2006: Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castañeda & Morgen Myrdal

2007: Joseph Guanlao, George Robertson & Aaron Verzosa

2008: April Nishimura & Lila Zucker

2009: Laura O'Neil & Matt Reed

2010: Peter Gallagher & Garrett Strain

2011: Blake Barnett & Christine Woodward

2012: Leo Baunach & Morgan Currier

2013: Cesar Garcia & Jacqueline Wu

2014: Lena Easton-Calabria & Rebecca Flores

2015: Ari Hermida, Joe Stormer & Emilie Woodd

2016: Diana Betancourt, Ari Hermida & Gordon Shelton-Jenck

2017: Hannah Dolling & Iris Wagner