Deadline Approaching: William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

2020 William A Lee Schorlarships
Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors, five to the winners of the Academic Competition and five to the winners of the Random Drawing. The scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, 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 2020.
  • 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.

All applicants must return the completed application to:

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Committee
Chicago Federation of Labor
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60601

Mailed applications must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020; hand-delivered applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

For the Academic Competition application information, click HERE.


For the Random Drawing application information, click HERE.

All 2020 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship winners will be notified by mid-April.