UFCW International Unions
Scholarship Award Information
The deadline for Scholarship Award Applications is
April 16, 2012
2012 UFCW Scholarship Program Procedures
The UFCW is about more than your paycheck and
benefits. 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 awards several scholarships of up to $8,000 each to UFCW
members or their unmarried dependents. This program is a new program that
will eventually replace the Suffridge/Jimerson Scholarship Fund.
• The scholarships are limited to any member who has been
active since January 1, 2011.
The children and/or dependents of
active members are also eligible to apply if they are unmarried and under the
age of 20 on April 16, 2012.
The scholarship application and
essay must be completed by the eligible student to receive the
scholarship.Please go online at
https://www.ufcw.org/scholarship/app12/EN_application.asp to apply.
• The scholarship recipients will be selected and awards
made on the basis of several factors including scholastic achievements,
community involvement and an essay which shows an understanding of the
principles of the labor movement.
• The UFCW Scholarship Application Form is completed when
the scholarship department receives your Part B Form (which is provided after
you complete the application online). It must be mailed with a postmark
date no later than April 16, 2012. Keep in mind the time frame needed to
receive the information from your school.
• 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.
Payment is dependent on written
evidence of graduation from high school or equivalent and enrollment in an
accredited college or university, or institute of higher learning.
Payment of subsequent stipends is
dependent on the recipient’s continued eligibility as outlined in the
Scholarship Acceptance Agreement.
• Read the Procedures thoroughly.
• Complete the UFCW Scholarship Application online.
The application requires you to fill out a family profile, list school
activities, awards, and your work experience, and completion of an essay.
If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing
to: UFCW International Union, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1775 K
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
• You and a parent (for students under the age of 18) must
sign and date the application before submitting it to you your high school
officials. Your signatures will authorize your school to release
information about you as well as verify that the information you provided is
true. It will also allow your local union to release your membership
information to the UFCW International Union for the purposes of verifying your
• Give the application to your academic counselor who will
complete it and mail it, along with proof of graduation, intent to graduate or
receive your GED.
• Please do not submit any material other than requested.
Payment of the Scholarship is dependent on written evidence
of enrollment in an accredited college or university and maintaining continued
• This award has a maximum renewal of four (4) years or
disbursements, is contingent on the recipient submitting to the UFCW written
evidence of Registration from the college or university that the student is or
will be attending, and the recipient must be registered in such school as a
• The recipient must agree to maintain a satisfactory grade
level and will forward to the
UFCW either a copy of his or her grades each quarter or
semester, whichever is applicable, or a transcript of grades for the year at
the end of each school year.
• Payment of the benefits to scholarship recipients may be
temporarily suspended upon written request of the winner under certain
• In the event that the recipient’s education should be
interrupted for some reason, he or she must notify the UFCW in writing of such
expected interruption and advise the UFCW as to the cause for the interruption
and the estimated date upon which the recipient expects to resume their
• The UFCW Scholarship Program is maintained and
administered by the UFCW International Union, which has full discretion to make
all final decisions concerning the number of scholarships awarded each year,
the amounts awarded and the recipients of each of the scholarships. The UFCW
International Union shall also have full discretion in deciding whether a
scholarship is to be continued or deferred for any period of time.
• The procedures for the UFCW Scholarship Program are
printed in both 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 we will obtain assistance for you.
• Only Scholarship recipients will be notified via mail by
Monday, July 16, 2012.
• Recipients’ names will be posted on the UFCW Website, www.ufcw.org.
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Late applications, incomplete applications and those missing required documentation will not be accepted.
Applications, rules, FAQ and additional information can be obtained at www.ufcw.org/scholarship