Every year, the Federation awards academic scholarships to deserving high school and college students. These scholarships are only available to current members of the Federation, a member club or the Young Adult Network (YAN).


High school seniors and undergraduate collegiate students are eligible to apply if they are an active member of the Midwest Federation and/or the Young Adult Network (YAN), or if they are the child or grandchild of an active member of the Midwest Federation and/or a Federation Member Club. Applicants are eligible to receive a Midwest Federation Scholarship twice for undergraduate studies, but not in consecutive years.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected for scholarships on the basis of their participation in the Midwest Federation and/or YAN and/or a Federation Member Club; ethnic/cultural related activities/studies; academic achievements; personal goals; and, financial need.

Application Process

The applicant must provide the following items to be considered for a scholarship: (1) completed application form; (2) official transcript of high school or college grades; (3) two letters of recommendation—one from a teacher/school official or employer, and one from your local Member Club president or Midwest Federation official; and, (4) a current photo.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by March 31, 2024.

Other Requirements

Students selected for a scholarship award will be required to attend the 2024 convention in Oak Brook, Illinois to receive their award. Additionally, previous recipients applying for a second scholarship are now required to provide some form of service to the Federation. These applicants should contact the scholarship chair for more details on this new requirement. Contact information can be found on the application.