Closed for 2023: Debbie Heitleband Memorial Scholarship

August 15, 2023

Debbie Heitleband Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded in fond remembrance of Ms. Debbie Heitleband, a former President of the Finance & Technology Unit, and an AME member for 28 years. Applicants for this essay scholarship will be required to submit an essay on the topic of “Unsung Labor Through the Lens of Music”. From Florence Reece’s Which Side Are You On? to Bruce Springsteen’s Factory, and beyond, the Labor Movement has inspired popular music for generations. Please share an example of Labor values and messages on display in a song, and share the history and context of the lyrics. What message is the artist trying to convey?