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William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

This year, the Chicago Federation of Labor will award 10 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and five winners of the Random Drawing. 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 2016.

  • 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 Academic Competition or Random Drawingfor the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship. Applicants attempting to enter both categories will be disqualified.

Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 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 Monday, February 29, 2016.

Chicago Federation of Labor Website


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

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