The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust awards $50,000 annually to fund up to five scholarships at a minimum of $10,000 each. To date, the Trust has proudly awarded $440,000 in scholarships to 43 students.
The Players Trust also provides support, resources, and networking opportunities to alumni of the scholarship program as they continue to move forward in their educational and vocational journeys.
Michael Weiner spent 25 years, nearly his entire professional career, with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) working in support of Players – past, present, and future. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in August of 2012, Michael continued working on behalf of the players until passing in November 2013, at the age of 51.
By nearly every conceivable measure, baseball players are better off today than they were when Michael first walked into the MLBPA offices in 1988. Michael fundamentally believed that workers – in all facets – deserved a voice on the job. Michael was widely respected for his love for family, his infectious personality, and his brilliance. The MLBPA and the players want him to be remembered as a champion for all workers seeking an opportunity to better their lives.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. Link for application: https://mailchi.mp/ab23deb2182b/mlbpa-player-bulletin-13968212?e=53cf3dbf48