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Scholars Programs

Selig Scholars & MSLB Graduate Assistantship Programs

Bud Selig

Allan “Bud” Selig Scholars Program

As the Distinguished Professor of Sports in America at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Emeritus Allan “Bud” Selig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Sports Law and Business program. A historian with the rare distinction of having written history prior to teaching it, Commissioner Selig is now able to share his life and achievements with our students, faculty, and the entire Arizona State University community. The former Commissioner revolutionized professional team sports with a uniquely cooperative method of rule, advocating and implementing global change in the areas of diversity, community outreach, revenue sharing and the economics of professional sports, labor relations, and far more.

Commissioner Selig and the Sports Law and Business Program select one MSLB candidate and one JD candidate each academic year to be awarded the Allan “Bud” Selig Scholarship. This scholarship is given to candidates that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and true passion for the societal impact of sports.

Selig Scholarship recipients will be awarded $5,000.00, to be received in equal installments each semester. The Selig Scholar recipient will also have a student research work requirement that is tied to the scholarship award. Students will work with the SLB team and Commissioner Selig to fulfill this research work requirement.

In order to apply and be considered for the 2021-22 Allan “Bud” Selig Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Must be a current or incoming MSLB student or a current or incoming JD student.
    • Incoming MSLB students must reconfirm their admittance into the program before applying.
  2. Must agree to the research work requirement.
  3. Must submit a full and complete application.
    • Application requirements will be sent out to admitted MSLB and JD students.

The application for the 2021-22 Selig Scholarship will be sent to admitted students in late Spring by the Director of the Sports Law and Business Program. For any questions about the Selig Scholarship, please email mslbasu@asu.edu.

2020-21 Selig Scholarship Recipients

MSLB Graduate Assistantship Program with Sun Devil Athletics

The Allan “Bud” Selig Sports Law and Business program is proud to partner with Sun Devil Athletics in offering admitted MSLB students the opportunity to work directly with the Athletics Department. Graduate Assistantship positions are awarded to recipients based on those who demonstrate exceptional experience working in sports, as well as a sincere understanding of the business and regulation of sports as an industry.

The number of MSLB Graduate Assistantship positions vary each year and availability of these positions is dependent on Sun Devil Athletics. Graduate Assistantship positions are only offered to MSLB students who have reconfirmed their acceptance into the MSLB program.

MSLB Graduate Assistants must agree to the following GA requirements:

  1. Graduate Assistantship Positions provide full tuition and fees (for both in- and out-of-state residents), as well as a monthly stipend of $1,000 for the nine-month term.
  1. Positions run for one term from September 1st – May 31st. Positions are evaluated at the end of each academic year and terms are renewed based on performance and need from Sun Devil Athletics.

  2. Students will be required to enroll in the MSLB Program part-time, which is designated with a total of 9 credit hours per semester.

  3. Students who are awarded a GA position may not use their GA role as their required applied project/internship.

In order to apply and be considered for the 2021-22 Graduate Assistantship Positions, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Must be a current or incoming MSLB student.
    • Incoming MSLB students must reconfirm their admittance into the program before applying.
  2. Applicants must submit a full and complete application.
    • Application requirements will be sent out to admitted MSLB students.

The application for the 2021-22 Graduate Assistantship Positions will be sent to admitted students in late Spring by the Director of the Sports Law and Business Program. For any questions about the Graduate Assistantship Positions, please email mslbasu@asu.edu.