Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards this large tuition scholarship to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit a strong commitment to labor studies. The Gundlach Scholarship provides $5,500 in financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits a strong commitment to Labor Studies. The award honors Jean Gundlach, a long-time labor activist and secretary for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), this scholarship honors the memory of Jean and her siblings Wilford, Ralph and Betty, all of whom were University of Washington alumni. A UW professor, Ralph Gundlach was fired in 1948 after being branded a communist by the notorious Canwell Committee. Thanks to Jean's efforts in the early 1990s, then UW President William Gerberding issued a formal apology for the UW's role in the Canwell hearings. The award deadline is traditionally in Spring quarter.

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Labor / Civil Rights / Public Policy
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