Union Resources

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.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners:

  • Mark Dillon (David Dillon, IBEW Local 134)
  • Tyler Laux (Raymond Laux III, IBEW Local 134)
  • Yoojin Lee (John O'Brien, IBEW Local 15)
  • Colleen Leehy (Thomas Leehy, NS Teachers Union 1274)
  • Madison Magedanz (Daniel Magedanz, IUOE Local 150)
  • Richard Menconi (Susan Jordan, Cook County College Teachers Union 1600)
  • Sarah Mullen (John Mullen, Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2)
  • Carol Platt (Joseph Platt, Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2)
  • Michael Tiernan (Brian Tiernan, Teamsters Local 727)
  • Samuel Wischnewsky (John Wischnewsky, Chicago Teacher Union Local 1)

The application is posted in January of each year with the deadline on March 1.  




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