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Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180
The CWA 1180 Urban Leadership and Scholarship
The Local CWA 1180 (www.cwa1180.org) Urban Leadership program is a special sequence of courses and projects for students in Urban Studies degree programs. It offers students opportunities for experiential and applied learning and gives students:
- Important higher education credentials;
- A deeper understanding of urban problems and issues;
- Improved analytical skills;
- Greater knowledge of government agencies and the delivery of social services, the legislative and budgetary process, and urban workforce issues and problems; and,
- Preparation for leadership in the workplace, union, and community.
Tuition costs for up to 24 credits in the Urban Leadership program are covered by Local 1180. Members who wish to take additional credits are reimbursed at the rate of $200 per semester.
CWA 1180 Labor Studies Scholarship Program
Local 1180 offers two full scholarships a year for applicants to the MA in Labor Studies degree program. Awards are made by a committee, based on candidates’ academic record, writing ability, and history of union and community engagement. The scholarship covers tuition costs from admissions through graduation for students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.