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Apply for the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship by May 13

In 2018, the UFCW Charity Foundation will award several scholarships, up to $8,000 each, to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.

The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity.

That’s why every year 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.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.

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. See the 2017 scholarship winners here.

For more information, and to find out if you are eligible, please visit: www.ufcwcharityfoundation.org/scholarship

The deadline to apply is May 13, 2018.

 

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Apply for the Union Plus Scholarship Program

As a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program!

The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students may re-apply each year.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Over 2,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Learn more about the Union Plus Scholarship Program and apply today!

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Apply Now for a $5,000 Scholarship from Ashcraft & Gerel

Did you know? As a member of Local 400, you have the chance to receive a $5,000 scholarship for you or an immediate family member.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP has been offering union members and their families throughout the Washington, D.C. area the opportunity to alleviate the stressors that come with paying for the high cost of education.

Each year, the law firm awards a one-time grant of $5,000 to an eligible student for education expenses. That student could be you or an immediate family member!

To obtain your application, please contact Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.

If you, your spouse or child, plan to pursue education or training full-time, we encourage you to apply. Please remember, all applicants must be enrolled for their post-high school education or training by Fall of 2017 to be eligible for this year’s award.

A committee of union volunteers screens the applications, and an independent party selects a finalist. No one at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP participates in the selection process. This is an equal opportunity program, conducted without regard to race, gender, religion, age or disability.

If you have further questions, please contact Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500.

Looking for more union member-only scholarship opportunities? Visit our scholarship page.

Free College Benefit for UFCW Members and Families

Earn a Degree for Free! The UFCW Free College Benefit Plan Opens Doors of Opportunity for Members

Every day, we are working hard to provide you—and every single one of our members—with real and powerful benefits that can help you achieve the better life you have earned and deserve.  One valuable example of this is the UFCW Free College Benefit.

The UFCW Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and/or your loved ones to earn an Associate Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College with no out-of-pocket costs and no need for loans. There are no tuition, fee or e-book charges—saving you thousands of dollars!

This benefit is available exclusively to UFCW members, retired members, and the families of members, including children, spouses, grandchildren, domestic partners, and dependents.

The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that Is not covered by federal or employer education grants.

Best of all, the UFCW Free College Benefit is designed to help you balance work and home life.  You can attend school part-time or full-time – whichever fits your schedule.  All you need to get started is a high school degree or GED. There are no entrance exams to worry about.

Programs you can apply to include:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Paralegal
  • Early Childhood Education

Visit the UFCW Free College Benefit website to sign up or learn more.

Apply Now for a $5,000 Scholarship from Ashcraft & Gerel

Did you know? As a member of Local 400, you have the chance to receive a $5,000 scholarship for you or an immediate family member.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP has been offering union members and their families throughout the Washington, D.C. area the opportunity to alleviate the stressors that come with paying for the high cost of education.

Each year, the law firm awards a one-time grant of $5,000 to an eligible student for education expenses. That student could be you or an immediate family member!

Download the application and apply today! Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017.

If you, your spouse or child, plan to pursue education or training full-time, we encourage you to apply. Please remember, all applicants must be enrolled for their post-high school education or training by Fall of 2017 to be eligible for this year’s award.

A committee of union volunteers screens the applications, and an independent party selects a finalist. No one at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP participates in the selection process. This is an equal opportunity program, conducted without regard to race, gender, religion, age or disability.

Please download the application here. If you have further questions, please contact Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500.

Looking for more union member-only scholarship opportunities? Visit our scholarship page.

Apply Today for the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity.

That’s why every year 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.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.

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. See the 2016 scholarship winners here.

For more information, and to find out if you are eligible, please visit: www.ufcwcharityfoundation.org/scholarship

The scholarship application will be available online from February 6-May 8, 2017.

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

Now Accepting Applications for $5,000 Union Scholarship

If you’re a member of Local 400, you or a family member could be eligible for an exclusive scholarship worth $5,000. Learn more and apply today!

Preliminary applications are due by April 21, 2017. To obtain your scholarship application, please call Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500.

About the Scholarship

THE MARTIN E. GEREL MEMORIAL UNION SCHOLARSHIP 2017

The law firm of ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP has always valued their connection with the Washington, DC union movement. In recognition of this special relationship, the firm established a Union Scholarship Program more than 30 years ago. We are pleased to honor this commitment by providing a scholarship in memory of Martin E Gerel.

The law firm of ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP offers this Scholarship to numerous Washington, DC metropolitan area union members and their families to help with the high cost of education. Each year we award a one-time grant of $5,000.00 to an eligible student for education expenses.

If you, your spouse or child, plan to pursue education or training full-time, you can apply now. Applicants must be enrolled for their post-high school education or training by Fall of 2017 to be eligible for this year’s award.

A committee of union volunteers screen the applications and a finalist is chosen by an independent party. No one at ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP participates in the selection process. This is an equal opportunity program, conducted without regard to race, gender, religion, age or disability.

April 21, 2017 is the deadline to submit your application. To obtain your scholarship application, please call Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500.

Announcing the 2017 UFCW & FELRA Scholarship

If you’re a Local 400 member working at Giant Food, Safeway, or Shoppers Food Warehouse, you or a family member could be eligible for an exclusive scholarship worth up to $2,500!

Learn more and apply today! Preliminary applications are due by December 31, 2016.

About the Scholarship

The UFCW & FELRA Scholarship Program expects to award scholarships to a select number of eligible participants and their dependents who will be enrolled in an accredited college, university, community college, vocational school, or trade or technical school as a full-time student in the Fall of 2017.

Participants and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship award if, as of December 31, 2016, the participant completes at least one uninterrupted Year of Service and is actively employed by Giant Food, Safeway, or Shoppers Food Warehouse. In addition, on December 31, 2016, dependent child applicants must be under the age of 24, unmarried and a dependent of the participant for federal income tax purposes.

Applicants who submit preliminary applications and meet the initial scholarship award requirements will be mailed a full application in early January 2017.  

IMPORTANT: If your dependent does not have medical coverage through the Fund Office, please include a copy of a marriage certificate (if spouse), or birth certificate or custody order (if child) with the preliminary application.

Print the Application (PDF)

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2016

Print and complete a preliminary application below and mail it to:
UFCW & FELRA Scholarship Program, 911 Ridgebrook Road, Sparks, MD 21152-9451

Giant Food & Safeway Preliminary Application:

Giant & Safeway 2017 Preliminary Scholarship Application

Giant & Safeway 2017 Preliminary Scholarship Application

 

Shoppers Food Warehouse Preliminary Application:

Shoppers Local 400 2017 Preliminary Scholarship App

Shoppers Local 400 2017 Preliminary Scholarship App

UFCW Scholarship Opportunity

ufcw_logoThe preliminary application for the UFCW Scholarship must be postmarked by December 31, 2015. Scholarships are available to help a number of eligible participants and their dependents who will be attending college or a university as a full-time student in the fall of 2014. Giant and Safeway  members can click here for the preliminary application, Shoppers members can click here. Again: all preliminary applications must be received in the Fund office postmarked no later than December 31, 2015.

UnionPlus Scholarship Deadline Approaching! Apply now!

Ngoc Duong of Fairfax, VA won a $3,000 scholarship from UnionPlus! Way to go Ngoc! You too could be a winner! Apply NOW!

Ngoc Duong of Fairfax, VA won a $3,000 scholarship from UnionPlus! Way to go Ngoc! You too could be a winner! Apply NOW!

DEADLINE: Jan 31, 2014

Over 2,300 students in union families have received money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. Including last year, UFCW Local 400 member’s daughter, Ngoc Duong was awarded a scholarshipThe online application is now available! You can complete the application in stages and save your answers before you submit.

Who can apply:

Current and retired participating union members, their spouses and their children.

What kind of school is eligible:

The scholarship is open to students who attend or plan to attend a U.S. college, university, community college, or a technical/trade school. Students attending undergraduate or graduate schools are eligible.

Scholarship amounts: Recipients will receive $500 to $4,000.

Deadline to apply: January 31, 12pm (noon), Eastern Time

Scholarship recipients announced: May 31

Details and online application available at: UnionPlus.org/Scholarships

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You could be a winner just like Ngoc Duong of Fairfax, VA! Check out her story here! 

 

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