Harold Cranefield Memorial Scholarship

The Harold Cranefield Memorial Scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Eleanor G. Cranefield in honor of her husband, Harold Cranefield.

Harold Cranefield was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 12, 1903. He earned his Ph.B. from the University of Wisconsin in 1926, and his law degree in 1929 from the same university. He became Assistant District Attorney of Racine, Wisconsin, upon his graduation, and a year later opened his own law office in Racine. By 1935 his practice was devoted almost entirely to representing the newly-organized labor unions.

With the passage of the Wagner Act, he was appointed Regional Attorney of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago. In May of 1937, he was transferred to the Detroit Regional Office in the same capacity. In the period 1936-37, he was concurrently commissioned an Investigator for the La Follette Subcommittee on industrial espionage of labor organizations.

In December of 1948, he resigned from the N.L.R.B. to become Associate General Counsel of the United Auto Workers, becoming General Counsel in 1951. He resigned in 1963 to enter private practice again in the labor field. Mr. Cranefield died in November 1969.

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH dashboard. The Law School will contact you if you are selected as a recipient.

Conditions of Award
To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Be a full-time law student for each of your six semesters
  • Maintain satisfactory progress (requires a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA)
  • Remain in good professional standing (requires responsible and ethical conduct in accordance with University and Law School policies)
  • Notify our office if you receive any assistantships/fellowships at the University or any other scholarships not administered by the Law School, as they may reduce or eliminate your award

For more information about Law School scholarships, visit the Law School’s website.

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