Are you an undergrad passionate about social justice? A graduate student writing a dissertation on a labor-related topic? A busy activist building a student group or union campaign?

You are in luck! Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. The Bridges Center is currently seeking applicants from all three UW campuses and from students at all stages of education and experience.

Labor Studies awards are available to students at multiple stages of education and experience, from incoming freshman to senior graduate students. Individual award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. Students at any of the three University of Washington campuses (Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma) are eligible to apply.

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To apply for funding, visit the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies website for instructions. Awards will be granted during the 2020-2021 school year. To be eligible, students must plan to enroll at the University of Washington for Fall quarter 2020. Due to the disrutions caused by COVID-19, the deadline to apply for all awards has been extended to Friday, May 1, 2020 (previously, it was Monday, April 13).


2020-2021 Labor Studies Awards Include:



Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at or (206) 543-7537. You may also visit the Bridges Center office on the UW Seattle campus in Smith Hall, room M266, located on the mezzanine level between the second and third floors.