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Don't delay: March 1, 2018 is the deadline for the Wells Keddie scholarship

Submitted by Staff on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:28

The deadline of March 1, 2018 is fast approaching for students to apply for the Wells H. Keddie social activism scholarship.

The Trustees will soon be announcing the winners--but not unless applications roll in before March 1, 2018!!

Union members, please write your letter of nomination or recommendation soon. Each individual faculty person (full-time faculty, part-time faculty, graduate student employee, EOF Counselor, postdoc) may send their nomination or recommendation letter (these must be by two different faculty members) in support of the student application to

Have questions? Ask Cathy Stanford or Wendy Asreen at the union office, 732-964-1000, or ask via the main union email address,

Criteria for applying (Click here to download the flyer)

The scholarship is awarded to one (or more) undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

1.The student is expected to have earned a total of 60-90 credits by June of the semester preceding the scholarship award (normally a Junior)

2. The student is enrolled in any of the Rutgers undergraduate colleges - New Brunswick area, Camden, or Newark

3. The student combines solid academic work with social activism.

Materials required to apply

1. Nomination Letter: A letter of nomination written by a Rutgers faculty member, describing the student's involvement in social activism, whether on campus or off campus, and explaining why the student would be a good choice for this particular award.

2. Personal Statement: The student should write a personal statement. describing both current activism and long-term goals. A student's personal statement may be one to two pages long (no particular format is required). The personal statement is the place for students to articulate their current social justice work and how it relates to who they are and their future goals.

3. Transcript: A copy of the student's transcript (a copy or a print out is fine; no need to pay for an official sealed transcript).

4. Resume: The student should prepare a resume listing his/ her activities and responsibilities.

5. Recommendation Letter: A letter of recommendation written by a second faculty member describing the student's activism and explaining why the student would be a good choice for this particular award.

All materials should be emailed to the main union email address:

If you are receiving this email, you are someone who can nominate or recommend worthy students! All our union members at all ranks are encouraged to nominate or recommend. That means part-time lecturers, full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, not on a tenure-track line), postdocs, EOF Counselors, teaching assistants or graduate assistants, and winter or summer instructors.

The scholarship honors the memory of Professor Wells H. Keddie, a long-time union activist, member and officer of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT Executive Council, and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Labor Studies (School of Management and Labor Relations--New Brunswick).

Click here to download a flyer to post and distribute to students.

Any time of the year you may make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund. Please mail your check (made payable to the Wells H. Keddie Scholarship Fund) to Rutgers AAUP-AFT, 11 Stone Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.


The Wells H. Keddie Scholarship Trustees

Amy Bahruth
Part-Time Lecturer, SMLR: Labor Studies--New Brunswick

Elizabeth Hull
Professor, Political Science--Newark

Jose Robinson, Senior Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Counselor--Camden (retired)


Wells H. Keddie Scholarship Fund
c/o Rutgers AAUP-AFT
11 Stone Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office Phone: (732) 964-1000

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