Awards and Scholarships

We offer scholarships and awards that promote the use of our collections and honor supporters and donors.

Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History

This award honors Dr. Merl E. Reed and Dr. Gary Fink for their contributions to education, labor studies, and the Southern Labor Archives. Fellowships of at least $250 are awarded annually to individual(s) whose research in the Southern Labor Archives will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product. Recipients are required to give presentations about their research to the GSU community.

Download the Reed Fink Award application. Applications are due May 15th.

Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship

A scholarship fund was established in 1983 to honor Joseph Jacobs, a long-time labor attorney who represented unions in Georgia. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a GSU student who is in good standing and also a member of a Georgia AFL-CIO affiliated labor organization (or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a member).

Download the Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship application. Applications are due May 15th.

Graduate Assistantship in Music Education

This assistantship is offered by the GSU Library in partnership with the GSU School of Music and The Johnny Mercer Foundation. Awarded annually to two graduate students in GSU’s Music Education program, the assistantship provides a tuition waiver and stipend for four semesters. Graduate assistants design curriculum units focusing on American popular music 1900–1950.

View application information for the Graduate Assistantship in Music Education.