The Club is happy to announce we will be distributing a number of scholarship awards to deserving students this year! Considering the challenges that 2020 brought for all of us both professionally and personally, we believe these student scholarships are more important now than ever before.

With that being said, we will be postponing the application process and distribution of awards until later this year. The tentative schedule for the application & distribution of awards is as follows:

Begin accepting applications: April 19th, 2021
Application deadline: July 31st, 2021
Winners announced: August 31st, 2021

We would like to take a moment to thank those who have made a donation to the TCC Scholarship Fund over the last year. We would not be able to distribute these awards without your support! The Club will continue to accept donations for the 2021 Scholarship Awards until they are distributed.

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

Scholarships are offered to the following:

  • Daughters, sons or grandchildren of club members, that are enrolled as full time undergraduate or graduate student at accredited four year colleges and universities
  • Student Members of the Traffic Club of Chicago that are enrolled as full time undergraduate students at accredited four year colleges and universities
  • Student Members of the Traffic Club of Chicago that are enrolled in a graduate school program full time (6 credit minimum), who are pursuing an advanced degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management at an accredited university

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

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.

Scholarship awards are to be used to pay a qualified educational organization for qualified educational expenses, as described in IRS Publication 970.  If used otherwise, the scholarship award may be considered taxable.  Please consult your tax advisor for more information.