The Larry Marquardt Scholarship Now Open for Applications

A memorial to a dedicated AFSCME leader
Larry Marquardt was a tireless organizer and union leader who dedicated his life to improving the lives of working people. He was the first executive director of AFSCME Council 31, serving in that position until his death in 1980. In his memory, Council 31 has established a scholarship fund which
offers AFSCME members and their children financial assistance for higher education.

Two scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded each school year to the chosen candidate.

An email with an attachment that contains the application is being sent to all members who are on our email list.  As always, you can get on the email list by sending an email with your name and worksite to:

Or you can obtain an application from:
AFSCME Council 31, 29 N. Wacker, Suite 800,
Chicago IL 60606, or call 312-641-6060.

Complete the application and return to the Council’s Chicago office. All items must be filled out. All information is confidential.
Completed applications must be received by4 pm on the third Friday in April.

The applicant must:
• Be either a member of AFSCME Council 31
or a dependent child or child living in the
household of a Council 31 member.
(Membership of one year in good standing
is required.)
• Be a high school senior or college student
under the age of 25, or a Council 31
member of any age, who is working toward
an undergraduate degree or diploma in an
accredited college or vocational school
• Plan to attend school full time.
• Meet the requirements of the school he or
she plans to attend.
Method of Selection
High school or college grades and class ranking should be submitted with the completed application form. The Selection Committee will screen qualified candidates and determine eligibility. Final selection of scholarship recipients rests with the Selection Committee, which will notify each applicant of the action taken on his or her application.
Criteria for Selection
The Committee will consider:
• financial need
• high school or college grades and class
• vocational goals as expressed in the
application, including interest in the
goals of the labor movement
Selection Committee
The Committee consists of three objective individuals who are not part of Council 31. They are appointed by the Council 31 Executive Board.
Payment of Awards
One-half of the award will be paid to the recipient at the beginning of the first term, the remainder will be paid at the beginning of the
second term. Payment will be made upon receipt of proof of acceptance and registration for that term.

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  1. Martha Fitzsimmons
    Posted January 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Amy: I would like to have an application for the Marquardt Scholarship my son Rafael.

  2. Lennora Burnom
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Lennora Burnom: I would like an application for the Marquardt Scholarship.


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