The UFCW Charity Foundation is currently accepting applications for it’s 2018 scholarship, and we wanted to take the opportunity to report back on where a few of our past year’s winners are and all the exciting things they have going on in their lives. Last August, we spoke with Jennifer Archuleta, scholarship winner from 2010.
“The UFCW scholarship made it possible for me to attend my preferred college even though it was located hundreds of miles away from home. It also allowed me to spend more time studying and less time working.”
– 2010 Scholarship Winner Jennifer Archuleta
The scholarships are open to both UFCW members and their families. Was it you or a family member that was a UFCW member?
My dad is a UFCW member who has worked at Albertson’s for over two decades. He recently became a union representative.
Did you find the UFCW scholarship helpful?
Yes. The UFCW scholarship made it possible for me to attend my preferred college even though it was located hundreds of miles away from home. It also allowed me to spend more time studying and less time working.
Do you remember how you found out about the scholarship?
My older siblings received the UFCW scholarship. When it was my turn to apply I looked for information in the UFCW newsletters as well as the website.
What did you end up studying?
My degree is in Music Education with a concentration in violin.
What do you think was the most valuable thing personally to you about going to school?
The university provided an intellectually stimulating setting that challenged me on an academic and personal level. I learned a lot about my major, but I learned more about life, and even more about myself.
What do you do now?
I am a kindergarten through fifth grade music teacher.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I love singing and playing with children. I love nurturing a child’s musical, academic, and emotional growth from their first day of elementary school until their last.
What type of music do you like and what instruments you play?
I am a violinist. While attending the University of North Texas I had the opportunity to perform in their orchestra, choir, jazz ensembles, and opera pit.
What’s one fun thing you’ve learned or been able to experience recently?
I recently became certified in the Kodály teaching method, and celebrated by road tripping across the California coast with my sister. We went hiking, swimming in the ocean, and watched a dog surfing competition.
If you are a past year scholarship winner, let us know what you are up to! We’d love to feature you and your accomplishments.