Grants

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UFCW Local 888 members are eligible to apply for the following scholarships or grants:

UFCW Local 888 Scholarship Grant:

Local 888 values education and the role it plays in helping our young people improve their lives. With that in mind, we created the Local 888 Scholarship Fund. Each year several members or their dependents are awarded a scholarship to aide them in pursuing a college degree. These scholarships have eased the burden for many Local 888 members sending their children to college; in many cases making higher education a possibility.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member or dependent of a Local 888;
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must attend or plan to attend an accredited public or private college, university or technical college.

To apply for the UFCW Local 888 Scholarship Grant contact Lourdes Lanzot at 914-668-8881 EXT. 129.

UFCW International Scholarship Program:

The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity. The UFCW Scholarship Program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values. Each year the UFCW Scholarship Program awards several scholarships of up to $8 ,000 each to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.

Past winners have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW – entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business and teaching.  Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers, and community activists who contribute to our mission.

*UFCW-employed officers and staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for this program.

To apply for the UFCW International Scholarship, click here.

Union Plus Scholarship Program:

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.7 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,500 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

Eligibility:

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.

Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31, 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. However, students may re-apply each year.

To apply for the Union Plus Scholarship, click here.

Women’s Network Childcare Grant:

The primary purpose of the UFCW Women’s Network is to unify UFCW women through an international network. Women, who comprise more than 50 percent of the UFCW ‘s members, represent a powerful resource for the union. Because the majority of UFCW women are hard working mothers and the Women’s Network knows how expensive childcare can be, they offer a Childcare Grant every year to help members pay for child care costs.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a member of UFCW or RWDSU in good standing for one (1) year;
  • Must have a dependent child (or children) in need of childcare;
  • Parents must work outside of the home;
  • Must use a qualified child care provider either licensed by the state or on file with the IRS;
  • Grant winners from the prior year are not eligible for the following consecutive year, but may apply in future years.

 

For more information on how to apply for the UFCW Women’s Network Childcare Grant please contact Agueda Arias at 914-668-8881 EXT. 127.