Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship


2d, 3d, and 4th YEAR STUDENTS:
We're now accepting applications for

“Encouraging Excellence and Professionalism in
Our Labor and Employment Law Community”

(Includes a cash grant awarded to a student showing
promise or distinction in Labor and Employment Law.)**


The Mary Ellen Krug Award honors a student who has shown strong interest, promise, or distinction in labor and employment law. The grant, awarded by the King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section is a variable amount generated in part by the proceeds from the annual Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference.* In addition to the cash grant, the winner is honored with recognition at the Conference luncheon, attended by some 350-400 labor and employment practitioners. The conference awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011. (You can still accept the award if you are unable to attend.)

Eligibility and Requirements:

1. Second, third, and fourth-year students are eligible to apply, including graduating students.

2. The student must have demonstrated interest and “promise or distinction in labor and employment law.” Interest, promise, and distinction might be evidenced by one or more of a wide range of activities, for example:

• Past paid or volunteer positions involving labor or employment law.
• Relevant courses studied at the law school or undergraduate level.
• Relevant personal background and personal experiences involving labor or employment law.
• Any other experiences and activities showing a dedication and commitment to the field of labor and employment law as a career.
• Personal qualities, such as good judgment and leadership potential, that will contribute to professionalism in the field.
• Contributions to labor and employment organizations, such as professional organizations or to the S.U. Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA).
• Grades are considered but are not the primary consideration for the award.

Application Process:

To apply, submit the following to Professor Martin’s Administrative Assistant, Nancy Harrop (4th floor) by 12:00 noon, Monday, April 18, 2011: Resume; Transcript; 1-2 page letter describing your interest, commitment, and any past involvement in the field, and your career goals; two (2) blind letters of recommendation (e.g., either (a) submitted by the candidate with his or her application materials in an envelope indicating that the letter was sealed by the recommender, or (b) mailed or e-mailed by the recommender to Professor Martin and received by the deadline. In the interest of confidentiality, recommendations should not reflect a “cc” to the candidate).

*See Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA) TWEN site for full information and grant Guidelines.

**The amount of the 2011 scholarship has not yet been determined. However, in recent years, the amount of the award has been substantial, ranging from $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.