Scholarships

The Robert E. Shepherd Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 to honor one of the founding fathers and most influential members of the Ceramic Tile Layers Union, Local 67 of Illinois. Holding the highest position in the local union and named a vice-president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, his vision was instrumental to the growth and success of the union movement. This scholarship continues his legacy of helping proud union families prosper.

CISCO has begun to accept applications for its long-standing Annual Scholarship Awards Program.  Applications for this program are available by clicking on one of the three types of scholarship awards below. 

The William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship will once again be awarded to 10 high school seniors who will be graduating in the spring of 2020. Five academic-based scholarships and five random-drawing scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, will be awarded.

Please contact the CFL website for further information at:

www.chicagolabor.org/union-resources/scholarship-information

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of union families.  Ranging from $500 to $4,000, Union Plus scholarships are one-time awards for study beginning in the Fall of 2020, and students may re-apply each year.

For additional information or to complete an on-line application, please visit the Union Plus website at:

www.unionplus.org/scholarships

BAC U.S. Members:

The deadline of the most recent cycle of the U.S. Bates Scholarship Program has passed. The next cycle of the Bates Scholarship will open for applications in early 2021, when program information and the online application form will be accessible on this web page.