The R.E. 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. 

Please check back later this year for information on the 2024 scholarship program.

The application deadline for 2023 scholarships was 12:00 PM (Noon), Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 31, 2023.

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.

BAC annually awards three scholarships to students whose parents or step-parents are US BAC members. The stipends are $5,000 per year for up to four years – up to $20,000 total.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must: 

•    Be a senior in high school and planning to enter college in the fall of 2023
•    Be the child or stepchild of a US member in good standing of a US BAC Local

The US Bates Scholarship program is administered through International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS).    

The submission deadline for 2023 has passed. Please check back later this year for information on the 2024 scholarship program. 

Submission Deadline: Completed applications must be sent electronically to the Chicago Federation of Labor by Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Applications and all supporting documents should be emailed all together to [email protected]