Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship in Labor Studies

Website: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies


Martin “Jug” Jugum was a longtime activist and key member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for over fifty years. A prominent leader of Seattle's ILWU Local 19, he was essential in creating the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and was a co-chair for the Harry Bridges Memorial Committee. The Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship in Labor Studies was created in 1997 to honor him and his wife and their dedication to the labor movement. The award provides $5,500 in financial support to outstanding undergraduates at the University of Washington who demonstrate a commitment to labor research or practice.


The scholarship is awarded yearly to undergraduate graduate students at any of the University of Washington's three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell). In their applications, students must show commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and diversity. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year.

If you have applied to the University of Washington but have not yet received notice from the Admissions Office, you are eligible for the scholarship. However, the award will be contingent on your admittance to the UW.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type

To apply, a student should prepare the following materials:

  1. Essay responses. Please prepare written answers to the following questions. We recommend compiling answers into a separate document before entering them into the on-line application. This will ensure your responses are saved on multiple platforms, as answers entered in the on-line application are not saved until they are submitted.

    • Tell us about any labor, social justice, or racial justice issues that you are passionate about and why these issues matter to you. Please share your history of involvement with these issues, which may include but is not limited to personal experience, advocacy, or research. If relevant, highlight issues related to waterfront industries or organized labor. Please limit your response to 800 words or less.

    • How will funding from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies support the goals you have for your education at the University of Washington? How do you plan to engage with the labor movement during your studies here? How will funding prepare you for what you want to accomplish upon completion of your degree? Again, if relevant, highlight issues relevant to waterfront industries or organized labor. Please limit your response to 400 words or less.

  2. A brief letter of support from a teacher or community member.

  3. A highschool or college transcript (which ever is most recent). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  4. Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number.

  5. Optional: Additional documents demonstrating your commitment to labor or Labor Studies, such as a resume or curriculum vitae, may also be submitted.

Contact Information

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies - University of Washington - Smith Hall, Rooms M266 & M268
UW Box 353530 - Seattle, WA 98195-3530
Phone: 206.543.7946 - Fax: 206.685.2146