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2019 Union Plus Scholarship Program Deadline is January 31

January 11, 2019 Updated: September 8, 2020

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Last year, because of their or their family member’s UFCW membership, Anne Kealy won a $4,000, Matthew Penick was awarded $3,000, and Nicholas Taylor received $1,000 towards their education. In 2019, will you be next?

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of union families, including UFCW members. Over 2,900 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Fou

ndation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

If you are going to college, be sure to apply for the Union Plus Scholarship program before the deadline passes this January 31.


Application deadline: 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Award amounts: $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2019.  Students may re-apply each year.

Award date: May 31, 2019. During the first week of June 2019 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (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, 2019.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

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