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Chicago Federation of Labor William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship - Mailed Applications Must Be Postmarked By Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors, valued at $2,000 each. The funds may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.


  • The applicant must be a senior in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019.

  • Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of a CFL-affiliated union. To confirm a union’s affiliation status, please call 312.222.1000.

  • The applicant must choose to enter either the Random Drawing or Academic Competition for the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship. Students are not eligible to enter both categories. APPLICANTS ATTEMPTING TO ENTER BOTH CATEGORIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

  • Only completed applications, with the personal essay, will be accepted.


Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Chicago Federation of Labor is located at 130 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601. Applications may be dropped off at the office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Additional details are included in each application. 

Academic Competition Application

Random Drawing Application




The Union Plus program offers a variety of scholarships to union families.  Click here for more information.

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