Scholarships and Education

Did you know as a union member, you are eligible for a number of scholarships and education-related opportunities?


UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

The UFCW Charity Foundation 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.

Thank you to all who submitted applications to the 2016 UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for the program was April 16th, 2016. Please remember, if you submitted an application, you must still complete the Part B and have your transcripts mailed by April 25, 2016 to be considered for the program. If you have questions, please contact

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.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

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.

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Education Savings

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.

Degree Programs

To see a list of degree programs in Labor Studies, please visit the United Associate for Labor Education.