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Scholarships

The labor movement is about more than just a paycheck. It's about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves and their families. It's about creating opportunity. That is why UFCW 951 awards scholarships to members and their dependents.
Each year, the UFCW 951 Foundation awards $40,000 in college scholarships and $9,000 in child care scholarships to UFCW 951 members and their eligible dependents and family members.

UFCW 951 is also awarding members $4,000 to help cover the cost of K-12 extracurricular programs through the Family Enrichment Scholarship program and $9,000 to members through the Utility Reimbursement program.

Select the scholarship you're interested in from the list, below:

UFCW 951 College Scholarship
UFCW 951 Utility Reimbursement Program
UFCW 951 Family Enrichment Scholarship
UFCW 951 Child Care Scholarship
Union Plus Scholarship
UFCW International Scholarship



UFCW 951 College Scholarship for 2017-2018

For over a decade, the UFCW 951 Foundation has been helping ease the cost of attending college for UFCW 951 members and their families. Nineteen $2,000 Scholarships and five $400 Textbook Scholarships will be awarded in 2017. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible members, their spouse, children, or their grandchildren (under the age of 25) attending a college, university, community college, or recognized trade school.

To be eligible for a Foundation Scholarship, the student or student’s spouse, parent or grandparent must be a UFCW 951 member in good standing for at least three months as of June 1, 2017 and remain a member in good standing throughout the entire academic year.

The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Full eligibility requirements, along with details on how the scholarships are awarded can be found on the application (also available in Spanish). To apply online now, click here.

To see a list of the 2016-2017 UFCW 951 Scholarship winners, click here.

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UFCW 951 Utility Reimbursement Program

The UFCW 951 Foundation helps working families every day through various scholarship programs and fundraisers. Working families in America face unique financial challenges. Utilities like electric, water, natural gas and propane are some of the most important expenses for families and individuals, but often the most difficult to afford.  The UFCW 951 Foundation Utility Reimbursement Program will award $9,000 in 2017 to financially assist members with these essential monthly living expenses.

Winners of this scholarship will receive a $150 reimbursement for their electric, water, natural gas or propane bills. Fifteen winners will be selected quarterly during January, April, July and October.

To apply online and view other eligibility requirements, click here. You can also download a paper application by clicking here (also available in Spanish).

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UFCW 951 Family Enrichment Scholarship

We know that there are additional expenses to raising children that fall between paying for daycare and enrollment in college classes. The UFCW 951 Foundation Family Enrichment Scholarship was created to provide assistance with some of those extra costs.

If one or more of your dependent children or non-dependent grandchidren are involved in an extracurricular or community program that supplements their core education in some way, the UFCW 951 Foundation Family Enrichment Scholarship can help with subsequent costs. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to: sports, scouting, music and arts, dance class, school clubs, lessons, tutoring, etc.

Ten scholarships of $100 will be awarded in each of the following months: January, April, July and October. Scholarships will be awarded as reimbursements for participation costs paid in 2017. Any costs directly related to your dependent child(ren)’s/non-dependent grandchild(ren)'s participation in an extracurricular, community or supplemental program can be eligible for reimbursement.

UFCW 951 members can find more information and fill out an application here, and can download a copy of the application here (also available in Spanish).

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UFCW 951 Child Care Scholarship

For the fifth year in a row, the Foundation will continue to support UFCW 951 members through the Child Care Scholarship Program...$9,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2017!

UFCW 951 realizes that working parents face numerous challenges as they juggle the demands of work and family. To help ease the financial strain that child care expenses can put on a family’s budget, your union is offering child care scholarships to its members.

Eligibility requirements, along with details on how the scholarships are awarded can be found on the application (also available in Spanish). You can also apply online by filling out the online form.

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Union Plus Scholarship

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,700 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)

The deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship has passed. Check back soon for next year's info.


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UFCW International Scholarship...COMING SOON!


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