The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase ÔÇ£Right to WorkÔÇØ and contributed greatly to the movementÔÇÖs advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the work of the Institute. Applicants must also: Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in an accredited journalism program by submitting a transcript or copy of acceptance letter from the school you are or will attend; Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the economic and social problems of compulsory unionism by submitting an essay of approximately 500 words. A total application consists of three parts: A completed formal application; A copy of the most up-to-date transcript of grades; A typewritten essay of approximately 500 words clearly demonstrating an interest in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle. All submissions can be submitted through mail or online.