Ochoa Legal Group Workers' Rights Scholarship

In furtherance of the goal of increasing the number of individuals committed to the labor movement, this scholarship awards $500 to a well-qualified candidate interested in pursuing a career in workers’ rights.

Investing in the next generation of labor activists and union-side labor lawyers, Ochoa Legal Group has established the inaugural Workers’ Rights Scholarship to help defray the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books, and related expenses. The $500 award recognizes a California law student who demonstrates superior academic achievement, a sustained and extensive commitment to the labor movement, often while overcoming serious personal hardships and obstacles, and an intent to pursue a career in the field workers’ rights upon graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled full-time in a California law school in the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the labor movement, workers’ rights or public interest law.
  • Strong academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights.
  • People of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ and candidates with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Applicants should submit their completed application no later than 5pm on August 31, 2012. The selection committee will notify the recipient of the scholarship by October 31, 2012.

To apply for the Scholarship, candidates must submit the following materials:

  • Current Resume
  • Transcript
  • Personal Statement (500 word maximum) explaining why you wish to pursue a career in the labor movement and how your background and/or life experiences would improve diversity in the field of workers’ rights.

Submit the completed application as a single PDF document to: info@union-attorneys.org

All materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2012. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

United Labor Center 
phone: (619) 285-1662
3737 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 407
fax: (619) 285-1760  
San Diego, CA 92108