The new 2020 application for the Union Plus Scholarship is now available to UFCW members and members of their families who are students. Now celebrating its 28th year, the Union Plus Scholarship Program awards scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized labor. The program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.
Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year or four-year college, graduate school, or a recognized technical or trade school. This year, over 7,100 applications were received from 65 unions and all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories, representing an almost 20 percent increase in applications from 2018. The 2019 Union Plus Scholarship awards were recently announced, including five members and family members of our UFCW union. This year’s UFCW winners are:
Payton Amend of Soper, Okla. Amend, whose father, David Amend, is a member of UFCW Local 540, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Guadalupe Godinez of Chicago. Godinez, whose mother, Silvia Godinez, is a member of UFCW Local 1546, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship.
Marisol Gomez Marrufo of Muleshoe, Texas. Gomez Marrufo, whose parents, Carlos and Christina Perea, are members of UFCW Local 540, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Brittany Martinez of Granville, Ohio. Martinez, who is a member of UFCW Local 1059, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship.
Julia Walli of Lombard, Ill. Walli, whose mother, Jennifer Walli, is a member of UFCW Local 881, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The deadline for the 2020 Union Plus Scholarship application is January 31, 2020. You can learn more about the Union Plus Scholarship Program here.