CFL's William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Application

Applications for this year’s William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available on the Chicago Federation of Labor website. The CFL will award 10 college scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, to 10 high school seniors.


  • 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 (CFL) 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.

If you have any questions, email the Chicago Federation of Labor at

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