Scholarships

UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation

Evaluation criteria:

The UFCW Local 881 Charitable Foundation scholarships are awarded to members of Local 881 or their dependent children. Winners are selected based on academic achievement, career goals, leadership, and a demonstrated understanding of the value of Union Membership. Judges consist of an independent panel of labor leaders, educators, civic leaders, and/or public officials.

All applications must include the following:

  •  Completed application form
  •  Written essay (topic described below)
  •  Applicant’s complete official high school*and college (if applicable) transcripts; be sure GPA is included along with an explanation of how it is calculated (example: if your GPA is listed as 3.0, please document whether it is based on 4.0 or 5.0 scale)

*If applicant graduated from high school prior to 2018, a copy of his or her diploma can be submitted if transcripts
are unavailable. Failure to complete any part of the application will remove it from consideration.

Scholarship Award Amounts:

Amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study
beginning in the Fall of 2023.

Application Deadline:

A complete application must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Applications postmarked after this deadline will not be considered.

Print the Application
Questions?
Call: 847-294-5064, ext. 343

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline for the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship for 2022 has passed. Application for 2023 Scholarship will be available in Fall of 2022.

Union Plus (AFL-CIO)

Deadline for the Union Plus (AFL-CIO) Scholarship for 2022 has passed. Application for 2023 Scholarship will be available in Fall of 2022.

UFCW International Charity Foundation

Deadline for the UFCW International Charity Foundation Scholarship for 2022 has passed. Application for 2023 Scholarship will be available in Spring of 2023.