William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

CFL LinksApplications for this year’s William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available.

The Chicago Federation of Labor will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors, 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.


Applicants will submit a 500-word essay that answers the question: How has the Labor Movement impacted my life?
Complete information is available in the application.

DEADLINE — February 15, 2017

Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 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, February 14, 2017.
Submitted applications must contain ORIGINAL SIGNATURES of union officials. Faxed or photocopied submissions will not be entered into the competition.

Academic Application

Random Drawing Application