How To Apply

Application Process

To apply for a CAIEF scholarship:

Complete the CAIEF scholarship form.  Click on this link to be directed to an online application, or simply download this PDF and submit your application via mail to:

Attn: Virginia Hanson
1 North State Street
Suite 400
Chicago, Il 60602

Students will write or create a video telling why they should receive a CAIEF scholarship. Tell us about yourself. Why are you drawn to the skilled trades? Is there anything you do that illustrates that you are hungry to learn a skill that’s in demand? Let us know about any of your accomplishments. Why do you deserve to receive an award? What else do you do that sets you apart from all the other applicants? For example, do you volunteer? Do you put in extra hours helping other students or mentoring kids? Make your case, and be persuasive.

    • Your essay should be a minimum of 250 words. If you choose to create a video, it should be 3-5 minutes in length.
    • Videos and essays can be submitted on a flash drive to Ms. Hanson or via e-mail to by March 24, 2017.