Applications now being accepted for Harvard Trade Union Program

The Harvard Trade Union Program is an intensive six (6) week program designed for trade union leaders.  The dates for the 107th session are fromJanuary 8th – February 16th, 2018.  It is comparable to the advanced education that Harvard University offers to executive level individuals in Business and Government.  It teaches the essential skills necessary to effectively manage and lead unions, as well as providing an incredible opportunity to explore key issues for the labor movement.

Participants will gain insights into the complex political, social and economic forces that shape their operating environment. They will exchange perspectives with faculty who are internationally recognized for their expertise on labor issues, develop relationships among people doing similar work in the national and international labor communities and interact with future leaders in the corporate and public sectors by attending classes at the country’s most prestigious graduate schools of business, education and government.

NSO will award a one half scholarship for a Professional Staff member and one full scholarship for an Associate Staff member.

Specifics from Harvard:


The Program’s objective is to select a diverse group of students with the ability and potential for future leadership in the labor movement. Applicants to the Program should have:

  • Experience as an officer or staff member of a local, regional or national union.
  • The ability to learn in an academic environment.
  • Financial sponsorship from his or her union or other source.

Students are expected to be in residence for the full term of the Program. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified as they are accepted.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, geographic regions and variety of union experience. We are committed to the progress of women and minorities in the labor movement and encourage women and minority applicants.


Accommodations are provided for each participant in comfortable apartments located close to the Harvard campus.


Each participant has access to many of the University’s facilities such as its library system and athletic complexes.


  • Tuition, room, books and class materials……………………………$15,000
  • Additional expenses include transportation to and from Boston, meals, laundry, recreation and incidentals.

The application period for the NSO scholarship begins on July 15 and closes September 24 at 5:00pm. Please fill out the application and email it to me at or mail it to me at the address below:


Charmaine Champagne, Region 1 Director
NSO Liaison to the Harvard Trade Union Program
76 Norfolk Ave, Unit 1
Swampscott, MA 01907

HTUP Application


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