Scholarships


Application
Deadline:

Complete application must be either:

POSTMARKED
on or before Friday, February 29, 2024
or
SUBMITTED ONLINE
on or before 5pm CST
on Friday,
February 29, 2024.

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. Award winners only will be notified by June 1, 2024, and will be invited and required to accept their awards at a Scholarship Awards Ceremony hosted by Local 881.

To qualify:
    • Must be a member or child of a member in good standing with Local 881 UFCW in accordance with the provisions of Local 881 and UFCW By-laws. This means that the member must have been in continuous good standing with all dues fully paid for one year, with membership commencing on or before April 30, 2023.
    • Applicants must be attending full-time, or accepted
      to attend full-time, an accredited college, university, community
      college, or recognized trade school at the time the award is presented.
    • All applicants must meet the outlines criteria listed in order to submit and be considered for the scholarship.
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 2019, 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 2024.

Application Deadline:

A complete application must be either:

    • Postmarked on or before Friday, February 29, 2024.
    • Submitted online on or before 5pm CST on Friday, February 29, 2024.

Applications postmarked after this deadline will not be considered.

APPLY ONLINE

PRINT AND MAIL THE APPLICATION

Questions?

Call: 847-294-5064, ext. 343

Application
Deadline:

Complete application must be received
on or before
12:00 pm (EST)
on Sunday,
January 31, 2024

Union Plus (AFL-CIO)

Evaluation Criteria:

This is a competitive scholarship available to Union members and
their children. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability,
social awareness, financial need, and appreciation of labor. A GPA of
3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essay can account for up to
half your total score. Applicants are judged by a committee of impartial
post-secondary educators.

Scholarship Award Amounts:

Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for
study beginning in the Fall of 2024. Students may re-apply each year.

Application Deadline:

A complete application must be received on or before 12:00 pm (EST) on Sunday, January 31, 2024. Late
applications will not be considered.

Find the Application:

www.unionplus.org/scholarship


Application
Deadline:

Complete application must be received
on or before
5:00 pm
on Wednesday,
February 28, 2024


William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Evaluation Criteria:

CFL Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors. The applicant or their parent must be a Union Member. The applicant must choose to enter either the Random Drawing or the Academic Competition.
Scholarship Award Amounts:
10 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and five winners of the Random Drawing.

Application Deadline:

Applications will only be accepted electronically VIA EMAIL. Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of Local 881 of a CFL-affiliated Union.

PLEASE NOTE:

This application must be signed by a Local 881 officer BEFORE the
deadline! Please contact Maggie Vis at 847-294-5064, x343 for help.

Find the Application:

www.chicagolabor.org/resources/scholarships


Application
Deadline:

The online application
will be available
from February 12 
to May 12, 2024

 

UFCW International Charity Foundation

Evaluation Criteria:

The scholarships are limited to any UFCW member who has been active since January 1, 2023. 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 26, 2024. UFCW employed officers, staff, and their immediate families are not eligible.

Scholarship Award Amounts:

In 2024, the UFCW Charity Foundation will award several Scholarships, up to $8,000 each. 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.

Application Deadline:

The scholarship application will be available online from February 12 – May 12, 2024

Find the Application:

https://ufcwcharityfoundation.org/scholarship/