Local 881 members AND their dependent children are eligible for several annual scholarships and education programs. Eligibility, deadlines, and amounts vary.
The Local 881 Charitable Scholarship is exclusively for Local 881 members and their dependant children. These one-time awards with amounts ranging from $1,000-$4,000 are available for students entering college, trade school, or graduate programs. The deadline for the 2021 awards has already passed, but the 2022 application will be made available in the fall.
DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2021 awards has already passed, but the 2022 application is now available! .
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. https://ufcwcharityfoundation.org/scholarship/
DEADLINE: JULY 24, 2021
The Union Plus Scholarship Program awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. The program is open to Local 881 members, their spouses, and dependent children. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade school. Each year, the application deadline is January 31 and the chosen scholarship recipients’ are notified by mail on May 31.
DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2021 awards has already passed, but the 2022 application is now available! https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards (10) William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships to high school seniors in the Chicagoland area in both a Random Drawing and Academic Competition.
The scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Both Local 881 members and their dependent children are eligible.
Congratulations to Michael Klein from Jewel in Oswego, IL on being awarded the 2021 William A. Lee Random Scholarship!
DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2021 awards has already passed, but the 2022 will be available in Jan/Feb 2022. https://www.chicagolabor.org/union-resources/scholarship-information