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.
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. Selected recipients of the Russo Scholarship Award may also be considered for an expense-paid trip (up to $1,500 plus single-day conference registration valued at $459) to attend the foundation luncheon at the annual training conference. The selected recipient(s) would briefly share with the membership how the scholarship impacted their educational pursuits.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.