Scholarships

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2018 UFCW Local 881
Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Evaluation criteria:
The UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation scholarships are awarded to a members or children of members in good standing with Local 881 UFCW. Winners will be selected based on academic achievement, career goals, leadership, and a demonstrated understanding of the American Labor Movement. Judges consist of an independent panel of labor leaders, educators, civic leaders, and/or public officials.
Scholarship Award Amounts:
Amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2017.
To Apply:
Download rules and application in Adobe Acrobat #
Application Deadline:
A complete application must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, January 20, 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Questions? Please call: (847) 294-5064, ext. 343.
Common Questions (please read the application carefully for rules):
  • If you don't win, can you reapply? YES.
  • If you apply for the Union Plus Scholarship, can you also apply for Local 881? YES.
  • Can the applicant be a graduating high school senior? YES.
  • Can the applicant already be a college student? YES.
  • Can the applicant be a graduate school student? YES.
  • Do I really have a chance to win? YES!!! The UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation Scholarship on average receives less than 50 applications a year and gives away up to 5 awards. If you can write a thoughtful essay and proofread it, your chances are very good! YOU CAN'T WIN IF YOU DON'T APPLY!!!
  • I still have questions, who can help me? Call Maggie Vis at 847-294-5064, x343.
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2018 Union Plus
Scholarship Program

The 2018 Union Plus Scholarship application is now available.
link to Union Plus website
The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2018, 12pm (noon) ET.
Scholarship Award Amounts: Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year. Students may re-apply each year.
2017 Chicago Federation of Labor Scholarship Program
The deadline for 2017 scholarship has past. Please check back in January 2018 for information regarding the 2018 Chicago Federation of Labor Scholarship Program.
2017 UFCW International Scholarship Program
The deadline for 2017 scholarship has past. Check back in Spring of 2018 for information regarding the 2018 UFCW International Scholarship Program.