2018 Scholarships for College
Paying for college is not easy, so every little bit can help. Here are five options available to members of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters.
Ted Kenney – George Vest Jr. Scholarship
**APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2018**
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 DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 23, 2018**
The Construction Industry Services Corporation (CISCO) has two scholarship programs available.
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
**APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2018**
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.
Carpenters Local 434 Scholarship Program
***APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2018***
Carpenters Local 434 Scholarship Program is available for Local 434 members who have been in good standing with Carpenters Local 434 for at least 12 months prior to application. This scholarship is for high school graduating seniors only. You can download the application here: CarpentersLocal434Scholarship2018.
The Union Plus Scholarship Program
***APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 31, 2018***
Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,700 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) Click here for more information.