The objective of the scholarship is to increase and retain the number of new professionals entering the human resources or labor relations field as a career in order to sustain growth and cooperation in the labor-management industry within the State of Tennessee.


Scholarships are funded by the TLMF through support by donors and sponsors. Sponsorships and Participants are essential to the continuation of the award program.

Each year, subject to the availability of funding, the Tennessee Labor-Management Foundation awards various scholarships in amounts up to $3,000. Awards are subject to the availability of funding. Awards may be on a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place basis and/or include honorable mention.


Eligibility is defined as any college or university student who:

1. is a legal resident of the State of Tennessee;
2. has completed the freshman and sophomore years of study in a degree program of a fully accredited two- or four-year public or private institution of higher learning in the State of Tennessee with a grade point average of 2.5 or better (based on a 4.0 system);
3. is classified a full time student by their educational institution;
4. is actively pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree;
5. is not related to a member of the Tennessee Labor-Management Foundation;
6. will pursue a career in the human resources or labor relations-related field.

The student's current field of study is not an eligibility criterion.

The winner must be available to accept the award in person at the 31st Annual Labor-Management Conference in Nashville, TN.

Application Package

Interested students must submit a completed application package (see below) postmarked before posted deadline.


Selection will be based on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and/or veterans status. The successful applicant will demonstrate an interest in a labor relations-related field as a career. The applicant must also demonstrate leadership characteristics and scholastic achievement.


The scholarship award will be paid direct to the Institution to be used solely for tuition, required enrollment fees, books, supplies and equipment for courses.

Scholarship Application

The scholarship application package should contain the

Along with the following:
  • Official school transcript
  • 500 word essay, typed and double spaced, with cover page that lists the applicant's name, home address, phone number, and the name of the applicant's educational institution.

For additional information contact:

TN Labor Management Foundation

Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 40563
Nashville, TN 37204

Submission Info

Scholarship Deadlines:
  • Postmarked by January 30th for the 2018 Mid-Year Tennessee Labor-Management Scholarship
  • Postmarked by August 27th for Summer Scholarships to be announced at the 2018 Summer Conference.

Submission Address:

TN Labor Management Foundation
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 40563
Nashville, TN 37204