Scholarship Information

Paying for college is not easy, so every little bit can help. Here are three options available to members of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters.

Ted Kenney – George Vest Jr. Scholarship

Provides financial support to college-bound children of members of local unions affiliated with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. For an application form for the Ted Kenney – George Vest, Jr. Scholarship Award click here. Applications for the $1,000 scholarships are accepted beginning in April each year. Application process ends on July 1, 2020!

CISCO Scholarships

The Construction Industry Services Corporation (CISCO) has two scholarship programs available.

CISCO Scholarship

Provides financial support to college-bound children of building trade union members and employees of union contractors. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded each year to children of a member of a trade union affiliated with CISCO or to children of nonbargaining unit employees of a union contractor affiliated with CISCO.

CISCO Continuing Education Scholarship

Provides financial support for CISCO members who are working in the trades or are employees of CISCO contractors who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a community college or a four-year accredited college or university. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year. For additional information and to open the applications in PDF format, click here.

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

The Chicago Federation of Labor offers five scholarships and five random-drawing scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to students graduating from a Chicago or suburban-area high school. Students may only apply in one of the two categories. For additional information on scholarship awards click here.

Union Plus Scholarship

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. For additional information on scholarship awards click here.

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