University of Washington law student Thomas Kaplan is the 2020 scholarship recipient of the Northwest Chapter of LERA scholarship. Kaplan will receive a $1,000 award to support his pursuit of a profession in labor and/or labor management.
Entering his second year of law school, Kaplan is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. His application spoke to a strong commitment to supporting labor rights as well as his experiences working with farmworkers and interning as an advocate for economic justice.
The Northwest Chapter of LERA annually funds a scholarship for a student, graduate or undergraduate, who is committed to pursuing a profession in labor and/or labor management at the University of Washington.
The scholarship is offered in support of LERA’s commitment to the following:
- Encouraging research in all aspects of the field of labor studies — social, political, economic, legal and psychological — including employer and employee organizations, labor relations, personnel administration, social security and labor associations.
- Promoting full discussion and exchange of ideas regarding the planning and conduct of research in this field.
- Disseminating the significant results of such research.
- Improving the materials and methods of instruction in the field of labor studies.
Applications for the 2021-22 award will be accepted until April 12, 2021. Visit https://labor.washington.edu/lera for more information and application materials.