The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity. That is why each year 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. The Charity Foundation is also introducing a Loan Assistance Program that encourages young people to enter and continue to work full-time in the labor movement. Under this program, college students and college graduates may qualify for loan assistance payments for education loans while employed within the labor movement. The scholarships are limited to any UFCW member who has been active since January 1, 2016. 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 31, 2017. 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. You may apply by going to ufcwcharityfoundation.org. The procedures for the scholarship program are also printed in French and Spanish on this website. If you need help with understanding the scholarship rules and application in another language, please call 800-551-4010 and they will obtain assistance for you. If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing to UFCW Charity Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1775 K Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006.
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