National PELRA Foundation Scholarship

About this Award: 

The NPELRA Foundation is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA). The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduate students studying labor and employee relations or a closely related field.


The Foundation seeks to provide worthy graduate students interested in a career in public sector labor and employee relations with financial assistance.


*Established without an endowment, the Foundation primarily relies on contributions from National PELRA members for funding. Once sufficient funds are available, universities and colleges with schools offering degrees in human resources management and/or labor and employee relations will be informed of the availability of the Foundation's Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarships.





Number of Awards Available: 




February 24, 2023


Region of Study: 

United States


Level of Study: 



Eligibility : 

Any U.S. citizen who is a graduate student currently enrolled and seeking a graduate degree in human resources, labor and industrial relations, public administration or political science with a strong and documented interest in the public sector are encouraged to apply.


Students currently working for state, local, or special district governments will receive preference. Applications from NPELRA members are encouraged. 


Application Instructions: 

Visit the NPELRA Foundation page on the NPELRA website (below) for the complete application and instructions.


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