Applications for this year’s William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available on our website ( The CFL will award 10 college scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, to 10 high school seniors. Please share this information with your members!



  • 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.
  • All applicants must complete the personal essay that answers the question: How has the Labor Movement impacted my life?



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.


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