Scholarships

The Traffic Club of Chicago is proud to offer scholarship opportunities!!

  • Scholarships are offered to applicants who are daughters, sons or grandchildren of club members, enrolled as full time undergraduate students at accredited four year colleges and universities.
  • The Traffic Club of Chicago may also offer scholarship(s) to Traffic Club of Chicago student members with a major in transportation, logistics or supply chain management.


In memory of George Baima
A cherished friend and colleague, George Baima, passed away on December 6, 2013. Mr. Baima was a member of the Traffic Club of Chicago for over 30 years and served as president in 1995. George was also a member and chair on numerous club committees, including the Scholarship Committee that he so strongly supported.

If you wish to honor George with a gift, the Baima family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Traffic Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, please call the club offices at (630)529-1333 or send an email to staff@traffic-club.org.

In memory of Tom Mitropoulos
In November of 2015, we lost a long time Traffic Club member and friend, Tom Mitropoulos. Mr. Mitropoulos joined the Traffic Club of Chicago in 1969, and was a very active member until the time of his passing. He held the position of Traffic Club President in 1994. Tom worked for Fairmount Minerals for many years, retiring recently.

Many members of the Club may recall receiving a phone call from Mr. Mitropoulos in past years regarding the Annual Dinner. He had a passion for promoting the event, and making sure the club profited enough to support the Scholarship Fund. Mr. Mitropoulos also served as a member of the Scholarship Committee for many years. To honor Mr. Mitropoulos' commitment to the Scholarship Fund, the Board of Directors created the Tom Mitropoulos Scholarship Award.