Chicago Federation of Labor Offers College Scholarships

The Chicago Federation of Labor will once again offer the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Awardsto ten graduating high school students who are members of union families.

The CFL will offer five (5) academic-based scholarships and five (5) random-drawing scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to students graduating from a Chicago or suburban high school. Students may apply in only one of the two categories. The period for submitting applications is January 1 through March 1, 2011.

To be eligible, either the student or one of his or her parents must be a member of a local union affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor. All applications must be signed by one of the top two officers of the local union to which the student or his or her parents belongs.

All additional requirements are listed on the application form, including criteria for judging the academic competition. Completed applications must be returned to the CHicago Federation of Labor, William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Committee, 130 E. Randolph St., Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601. All applications must be postmarked by no later than March 1, 2011.

Please see the application for more complete rules. Good luck Class of 2011!