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Congratulations to the 2024 Recipients!

The Major League Baseball Players Trust announced five recipients of the 2024 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, marking the 10th year it has provided support to aspiring worker advocates in the name of the former MLBPA executive director. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Players Trust to assist in academic costs for the 2024-2025 school year. 

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INTRODUCING THE

2024 RECIPIENTS

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SOLEDAD

SLOWING-ROMERO

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SARAH

ACEVES-STENGER

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TEDDY

WATLER

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EMILY

LUONG

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ELYSE

WEISSBERGER

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies program launched in July 2014 to honor Weiner by recognizing and supporting the efforts of people dedicated to improving the lives of workers – characteristics that were embodied by Weiner in his personal life, his studies and throughout his 25-year career with the Players Association.

To date, the Players Trust has distributed nearly $500,000 in scholarships to future labor leaders. Past scholarship recipients have put their passion into action, going on to serve organizations such as the U.S. Department of Labor, Building and Construction Trades Councils, and many School Employee Associations. 

About Michael Weiner

Michael Weiner spent 25 years, nearly his entire professional career, with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) working in support of Players –past, present, and future. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in August of 2012, Michael continued working on behalf of the players until passing in November 2013, at the age of 51. 

 

By nearly every conceivable measure, baseball players are better off today than they were when Michael first walked into the MLBPA offices in 1988. Michael fundamentally believed that workers –in all facets – deserved a voice on the job. Michael was widely respected for his love for family, infectious personality, and his brilliance. The MLBPA and the players want him to be remembered as a champion for all workers seeking an opportunity to better their lives. 

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