Union Scholarships

Did you know that you and your children may be eligible for thousands of dollars in union scholarships?scholarshipgold

If you are a Local 1546 member, or a child of a member, who will be attending college in the fall, consider applying for our local union scholarship or the UFCW International scholarship. For more information regarding the scholarships, check your union bulletin board at work, your State of the Union newsletter, or contact your Union Representative.


UFCW Local 1546 Scholarship (Applications available March 28 through June 28)
Local 1546 will again be presenting members or their dependents with a total of $7,000 in college scholarships. To qualify, applicants (or their parents) must be active members in good standing and be graduating high school seniors accepted into, or undergraduate students already attending, a college, university, or accredited trade school. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on grades, participation in school activities and/or community service. In addition, applicants will be asked to complete an additional project.  Click here to download the 2019 Scholarship Application.  Applications are also available from your Union Representative.

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

Looking to further your education? The UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship is now accepting applications from UFCW members and their families.

Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation scholarship program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.*

Past winners have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW – entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business and teaching.  Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers, and community activists who contribute to our mission.

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.)

Chicago Federation of Labor Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now closed.

Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 scholarships to high school seniors, valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and five winners of the Random Drawing. The funds may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.