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The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program

The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program is a project of The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy ("The Institute"), NELA's public interest organization. NELA and The Institute are committed to ensuring that NELA's nationally renowned continuing legal education programs are accessible to those who would otherwise not be able to attend without financial assistance. In this regard, we encourage applications for full or partial scholarships from legal services, public interest, and private lawyers who represent workers. Based on financial need, scholarship awards will cover the cost of the seminar registration fee, hotel expenses (room and tax for a maximum two-night stay), and/or transportation.

To apply for a scholarship, send a letter on your employer's letterhead describing:

  • your interest
  • the nature of your legal practice or the legal services you provide
  • the workers you represent
  • the need for financial assistance
  • any other information you wish us to consider.

Download a scholarship application

Your request must be accompanied by a completed scholarship application. Applications must be received no later than August 24, 2012.

Please note the following:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who provide direct legal services.
  • Scholarships are not transferable.
  • All applicants will receive notification that their application has been received, and whether it has been granted or denied.  Those receiving scholarships will be sent written  confirmation at least three weeks in advance of the seminar. Applicants who do not receive notification two (2) weeks before the seminar should contact NELA to inquire about the status of their application.
  • Scholarships will not be awarded retroactively, and applications will not be considered after the deadline of August 24, 2012. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive payment after submitting receipts for eligible expenses. Scholarship recipients who do not attend the seminar will forfeit their scholarship award.

Please send applications to:

National Employment Lawyers Association
417 Montgomery Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attention: Scholarship Committee

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law and PolicyWe welcome your financial support of The Institute's Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program. Your contribution toward making NELA's renowned continuing legal education programs more accessible to employee advocates is deductible as a charitable donation to the extent provided by law. Click here to make your gift, or contact Leah A. Hofkin, NELA/The Institute's Director of Development (Tel: (415) 296-7629; E-mail: lhofkin@employeerightsadvocacy.org).

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