Scholarship Details

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 2024-2025.

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 [email protected].

Eligibility Requirements:

Any full active member of UFCW Local 555 in good standing for at least one (1) year prior to the application deadline (May 17, 2024) 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 May 5, 2023 and sent to the Northwest Hope Foundation. Anything submitted in excess of the above will not be considered. All materials will be judged by the Scholarship Committee. Only the winners will be notified.