Education and Scholarship
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UFCW International Scholarship
Every year the UFCW International offers scholarships to union members or their immediate family who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.
Local Union Scholarships
In addition to the annual scholarships offered by the International, some UFCW Locals offer their own scholarships. Contact your local union office to find out if your local has a scholarship program and if you are eligible to apply.
For the past 20 years, Union Plus has distributed over 3.4 million scholarship dollars to union members and their families. Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2013. Students may re-apply each year.
College Savings Grants
Also offered through Union Plus, union members are eligible for a $500 grant to members who open a new 529 college savings or a pre-paid tuition account after July 1, 2011. Your 529 account beneficiary must be 12 years old or younger at the time your open your 529 account. Once you open the 529 account, you must build savings of at least $1,000. These grants are only available while funds last.