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Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship

Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship

Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University Library

and Georgia State University Labor Studies Department

The Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Joseph Jacobs, a long-time labor attorney who represented unions in Georgia, by the Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle Awards Committee and the North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council.

One Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000.00. The scholarship award check will be made out to Georgia State University and the student.

Specific Requirements

The Scholarship recipient must be admitted to or enrolled in Georgia State University and be a student in good standing. S/he must also be a member of a Georgia AFL-CIO affiliate labor organization or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a member.

  • The topic of the essay is “The Significance of the Labor Movement in My Life.”
  • The length of the essay shall be between 300 and 500 words in length
  • The essay shall be typewritten, double-spaced, and submitted on plain white 8 ½” x 11” paper.
  • The essay shall be accompanied by a cover sheet containing the following information:
  • Student’s name, age, home address, grade level, school presently attending, GPA and union affiliation (self or family member)
  • If currently enrolled at Georgia State University, a copy of a GSU transcript is required.
  • If not currently enrolled at Georgia State University, a statement from a school counselor or principal attesting to the fact that the student submitting the essay is admitted to Georgia State University – such as an acceptance letter or proof of enrollment.

For 2009-2010, two copies of the essay and cover sheet must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2009 and sent to the following addresses:

Philip A. LaPorte, Director

GSU Labor Studies Program

College of Law

PO Box 4037

Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

Traci Drummond, CA

Archivist, Southern Labor Archives

GSU Library

100 Decatur St. SE

Atlanta GA 30303-3202

For more information, please contact Traci Drummond, Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, at  404.413.2880 or, subject: Joseph Jacobs Scholarship.