The Anthony C. “Tony” Russo Scholarship scholarship is for 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. Scholarships in the amount of approximately $3,000 will be awarded. 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 our Annual Training Conference. The selected recipient(s) would briefly share with the membership how the scholarship impacted their educational pursuits.
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.