Working Now And Then Announces Undergraduate Scholarship
August 13, 2019
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D
Working Now and Then will award an undergraduate scholarship for the first time in December 2019. The Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship will grant $1,000 to an undergraduate considering a career in employment law.
In 2019, Working Now and Then awarded its first scholarship, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship. Named for founder Charles Joseph, the scholarship supports law students planning to work as plaintiffs’ employment lawyers.
Winner Hannah Begley, a Stanford Law student, says “I am extremely grateful to have received the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship. It helped turn my dream of fighting for the rights of low-income workers into a reality.”
Working Now and Then published Begley’s essay, along with several honorable mentions, as part of its Law Students on Workers’ Rights series. After the success of the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, Joseph chose to expand his site’s scholarship opportunities.
“Employment law has been good to me,” Joseph relates, “and I want to encourage others, even in a small way, and let them know I care about what they are doing.” Joseph founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLC, a New York firm that fights for workers harmed by illegal employment and wage practices. Since 1997, Joseph & Kirschenbaum has recovered over $120 million for clients.
The undergraduate scholarship accepts applications from students currently attending or accepted to an accredited college or university. Applicants provide a resume, unofficial transcripts, and a 750-word essay on the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future.
The scholarship committee, which includes Charles Joseph, will evaluate applicants based on their academic record, future career promise, and the persuasiveness of the essay. As with the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, the winning essay and honorable mentions will be published on the Working Now and Then site.
The application form will be available on the Working Now and Then site until December 1, 2019. The winner will be notified by December 15, 2019.