2023 Scholarship Winners
Meet Local 881 Charitable Foundation Scholarship Winners
Alexander is a member at Jewel 10090 (#3198) in Huntley, IL. Alexander is the recipient of the Overall Excellence award and received a $4,000 scholarship. Alexander will be a Freshman at University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, studying Computer Science.
Union Representative: Chris Femal
Karan is a son of Vijaya Shetty, a member at Jewel 6215 (#4047) in Downers Grove, IL. Karan was the recipient of the Northern Illinois award and received a $1,000 scholarship. He will be a Sophomore at Benedictine University, studying Health Sciences.
Union Representative: Joyce Johnson
Anthony is a member at Kroger in Harrisburg, IL. Anthony is the recipient of the Southern Illinois award and received a $1,000 scholarship. He will be a Junior at University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, studying Biochemistry.
Union Representative: Wesley Tartt
Arianna a daughter of Dionne M. Winchell, a member at Jewel 716 (#3096) in Munster, IN. Arianna was the recipient of the Indiana award and received a $1,000 scholarship. She will be a Senior at Indiana University – Bloomington studying Nursing.
Union Representative: Jasmine Villada
Four students were awarded academic scholarships by the UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation in June 2023. Scholarships were awarded based on regions throughout Illinois, with an additional Overall Excellence award given to the student with the highest score across all regions. Recipients were chosen based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community service, and a written essay that demonstrated knowledge of a labor-related topic.
“Local 881 is proud to recognize these students for their outstanding academic and community achievements,” said Steve Powell, President, Local 881 and UFCW International Vice President. “Not only are they top-notch students, they also represent the labor community positively. I feel that our future is in good hands with these students who will contribute great things to our world. Best wishes to all of the scholarship winners and their families. A special thanks to our judges who did an outstanding job of reviewing and scoring each of the applications carefully.”
Local 881 prides itself on having a completely independent review process. We invite judges from outside our organization to review the applications and select the winners. This year, the judges included:
Dr. Jennifer Clark,
Lake County Board Member and Assistant Professor of Economics at Carthage College
Retired, Representative and Executive Board Member Local 881 UFCW
Kevin B. Morrison,
Cook County Commissioner, 15th District
Congratulations to the winners and best wishes for the school year!
Information regarding the 2024 UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program will be coming soon.