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Marquardt Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by AFSCME Council 31

Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 2

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.


To obtain an application from our website, please go to www.afscme31.org and follow the link “AFSCME Scholarships” on the left side of our homepage. Complete the application and return to the Council’s Chicago office, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60601,


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 or retiree. (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 plans to attend school full-time and work toward an undergraduate degree or diplomas in an accredited college or vocational school.
  • Meet the requirements of the school he or she plans to attend.

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