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January 13, 2017


When I was a student, our union didn’t offer any scholarship programs, but luckily my union contract provided a pretty strong wage, great benefits and enough say in my schedule that I was able to bag groceries and go to school. Still, it wasn’t easy and I know my life would have been better if our union offered a scholarship benefit.

Knowing how much I struggled to balance work, life and school, I’m thrilled that our union family continues to offer this program to members year after year.

– Anthony “Marc” Perrone, International President

UFCW Charity Foundation

Every year the UFCW International Charity Foundation offers scholarships to union members or their immediate family who want to further their education and who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.

For more information, please visit the UFCW Charity Foundation website.

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Union Plus Scholarship

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.

Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade school.