Scholarship Details

UFCW Local 555 is proud to work with the Northwest Hope Foundation who offers this Scholarship Program to UFCW Local 555 members and their families.

The Northwest Hope Foundation raises money for the Scholarship Program as well as ongoing support for Leukemia research and other causes through the Annual Golf Tournament. Please support the 2016 Scholarship Program by participating in the golf tournament..

This year we are pleased to announce that there will be up to a total of thirteen (13) scholarship awards of up to $2,000 each.  The scholarships must be used at; any accredited college or university, technical or vocational school, or junior community college for any course of study. The award is to help pay for tuition, fees, books, educational expenses and educational materials for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In addition to the awards above, The L Walt Derry Scholarship is for those motivated students seeking a career in the labor movement advancing worker rights and fighting for working families.  There will be one scholarship of $2,500.00 awarded this year. The Scholarship is to offset costs in traditional college and trade school programs including but not limited to: Human Resources; Labor Relations; Arbitration; Collective Bargaining; Investigation; Counseling; and Public Relations.

Rules and Requirements for Eligibility

Any member of UFCW Local 555 in good standing for at least one year prior to the application deadline of May 6, 2016 is eligible to apply, or sponsor their child, grandchild or spouse.

All applications that are complete will be judged by the Scholarship Committee. Only winners will be notified, and their pictures and essays published in the 555 Leader.

Required items to apply:  Scholarship application; an official high school and/or an official college grade transcript; three letters of recommendation; and a personal essay of up to 500 words. (please see the application form for complete list)

Download the Application