UFCW International Charity Foundation Scholarship

A Better Life Through Your Union

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.

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

The UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship is now receiving applications. Click here. 

The online application or Part A is due by May 10th. To allow more time to gather needed documents, transcripts with the attached Part B of the application must be post-marked by May 24th.

The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity. That is why each year the UFCW Charity Foundation awards several scholarships of up to $8,000 each to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20. UFCW employed officers, staff and their immediate families are not eligible.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves.  It is about creating opportunity.  That is why each year the UFCW Charity Foundation awards several scholarships of up to $8,000 each to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.  UFCW employed officers, staff, and their immediate families are not eligible.

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Procedures

  1. The scholarships are limited to any UFCW member who has been active since January 1, 2019.
    1. The children and/or dependents of active members are also eligible to apply if they are unmarried and under the age of 20 on May 31, 2021.
    2. The scholarship application and essay must be completed by the eligible student to receive the scholarship.
  1. The scholarship recipients will be selected and awards made on the basis of several factors including scholastic achievements, community involvement, and an essay which shows an understanding of the principles of the labor movement.
  2. The UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Application Form is completed when the scholarship committee receives your Official Grades Transcript and Part B Form (which is provided after you complete the application online). Both must be mailed with a postmark date no later than May 24, 2021.  Keep in mind the time frame needed to receive the information from your school.
  3. Scholarship recipients will receive annual payments of $2,000 for each year they are enrolled in an accredited college or university as a non-probationary student for up to four years.
    1. Payment is dependent on written evidence of graduation from high school or equivalent and enrollment in an accredited college or university, or institute of higher learning.
    2. Payment of subsequent stipends is dependent on the recipient’s continued eligibility as outlined in the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement.

 

Process for Applying

  1. Read the Procedures thoroughly.
  1. Complete the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Application online. The application requires you to fill out a family profile, list school activities, awards, and your work experience, and completion of an essay.  If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing to:  UFCW Charity Foundation, Attn:  Scholarship Program, 1775 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
  1. You and a parent (for students under the age of 18) must sign and date the application before submitting it to you your high school officials. Your signatures will authorize your school to release information about you as well as verify that the information you provided is true.  It will also allow your local union to release your membership information to the UFCW Charity Foundation for the purposes of verifying your eligibility.
  1. Give the application to your academic counselor who will complete it and mail it along with your grade transcript as well as proof of graduation, intent to graduate or receive your GED.
  1. Please do not submit any material other than requested.

 

Receiving the Scholarship

Payment of the Scholarship is dependent on written evidence of enrollment in an accredited college or university and maintaining continued eligibility.

  • This award has a maximum renewal of four (4) years of disbursements, is contingent on the recipient submitting to the UFCW Charity Foundation written evidence of Registration from the college or university that the student is or will be attending, and the recipient must be registered in such school as a non-probationary student.
  • The recipient must agree to maintain a satisfactory grade level and will forward to the UFCW Charity Foundation either a copy of his or her grades each quarter or semester, whichever is applicable, or a transcript of grades for the year at the end of each school year.
  • Payment of the benefits to scholarship recipients may be temporarily suspended upon written request of the winner under certain circumstances.
  • In the event that the recipient’s education should be interrupted for some reason, he or she must notify the UFCW Charity Foundation in writing of such expected interruption and advise the UFCW Charity Foundation as to the cause for the interruption and the estimated date upon which the recipient expects to resume their studies.

 

Other Information

  • The UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program is maintained and administered by the UFCW Charity Foundation, which has full discretion to make all final decisions concerning the number of scholarships awarded each year, the amounts awarded, and the recipients of each of the scholarships. The UFCW Charity Foundation shall also have full discretion in deciding whether a scholarship is to be continued or deferred for any period of time.
  • The procedures for the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program are printed in both French and Spanish on this website.  If you need help with understanding the scholarship rules and application in another language, please call 800-551-4010 and we will obtain assistance for you.

Notes:

  • Only Scholarship recipients will be notified via mail.
  • Email cfscholarship@ufcw.org with questions.
Steve Fricke Memorial College Scholarship

Up to twenty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Scholarship program is open to members of UFCW Local 75, their dependent children, legal wards, and spouses.

ELIGIBILITY

Members in continuous good standing for at least 12 months immediately preceding January 1, 2021, their dependent children, legal wards, and spouses are eligible to apply, subject to the following additional provisions:

  1. High School applicants must graduate by June 2021.
  2. College undergraduates must not graduate prior to June 2021.
  3. Employees of UFCW Local 75, Heartland Health and Wellness Fund, UFCW Intl. Union and their families are not eligible.
  4. Current of previous winners of UFCW Local 75/911/1099 or UFCW International Union Scholarships are not eligible.
  5. No more than one grantee shall be selected from one family (household) during a single year.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION

  1. Applicants shall complete the UFCW Local 75 Foundation, Inc. Steve Fricke Scholarship Application.
  2. Completed application deadline coming soon.
  3. Scholarship winners and their photographs may be published. in UFCW Local 75 Rally Magazine, or on the UFCW Local 75 website or social media outlets.
  4. Scholarship winners shall be informed no later than July 1, 2021.
  5. Scholarship checks will be made payable JOINTLY to the scholarship recipient and educational institution.

Winners are selected at the sole discretion of UFCW Local 75 Foundation, Inc. or its designee.

Applications are available from your Union Representative or click here to get it online.

Questions? Contact us at:
ufcwlocal75foundation@ufcw75.org or 1-877-665-0075, ext. 3011

Free College Benefit Program
Child Care Family Enrichment Reimbursement Scholarships

Scholarship Programs to help members with the cost of child care and extracurricular activities!

Scholarship Details
Up to [10] $250 Child Care Reimbursement scholarships and up to [25] $100 Family Enrichment reimbursement scholarships will be awarded in March, June, September, and December.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a UFCW Local 75 member in good standing for at least 90 days prior to being awarded a scholarship. Winners must remain members in good standing to collect their scholarship.

FOR CHILD CARE: Member must be the parent or legal guardian of (a) dependent child(ren) enrolled in full-time or part-time child care. Child care must be provided during the member's working hours from a licensed care center or provider or legally certified child care provider.

FOR FAMILY ENRICHMENT: Member must be the parent or legal guardian of (a) dependent child(ren) enrolled in an extracurricular or community program that supplements that dependent's core education, including but not limited to: sports, souting, music and arts, dance class, school clubs, lessons, tutoring, etc.

Complete rules and regualtions are included with the application.

Applications are available from your Union Representative and online at www.ufcw75.org

Click here for the Child Care Application

Click here for the Family Enrichment Application