2021 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 2020 Scholarship Program by participating in the golf tournament.

The Northwest Hope Foundation is pleased to announce that this year there will be up to thirteen (13) Scholarship Awards of up to $2,000.00 each.  These awards must be used at an accredited college or university, technical or vocational school, or junior or community college for any courses of study.  The Scholarship Award is to help pay for tuition, fees, books, educational expenses, and educational materials for the academic year 2021-2022.

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.

For more information you are encouraged to contact your Union Representative at
1-800-452-UFCW.  You may also contact us at 1 (800) 452-8329 ext. 6354 or send questions to shumphrey@ufcw555.org.

Rules and Requirements for Eligibility

Any full active member of UFCW Local 555 in good standing for at least one (1) year prior to the application deadline (May 4, 2021) is eligible to apply.  A member may also sponsor their child, grandchild, or spouse.
 

A scholarship application, official high school and/or official college transcripts, an essay of up to 500 words, and three (3) letters of recommendation must be received by the Northwest Hope Foundation no later than May 4, 2021.  Anything submitted in excess of the above will not be considered.  All materials will be judged by the Scholarship Committee.

Download the Application