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William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

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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.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

  • Victoria Belotti (Cook County College Teachers Union Local 1600)
  • Keiran Burke (IUOE Local 399)
  • Cassandra Cabanas (Roofers & Water Proofers Local 11)
  • Nicole Ginard (Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board)
  • Kathleen Hogan (IUOE Local 399)
  • Brendan Hosty (LiUNA Local 4)
  • Grace Johnson (Chicago Fire Fighters Local 2)
  • Catherine Lehr (IUOE Local 399)
  • Thomas O'Connor (Carpenter's Union Local 80)
  • Bianca Savant (AFSCME Local 505)


  • The applicant must be a senior in high school and graduating in the spring of 2018.
  • 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.

Complete details are included in each application.

Applications will be available online in late December 2018 for the 2019 scholarships.




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