Complete your Scholarship Applications for 2014 Now!

Now is the time for members and their dependents to apply for the UFCW Local 5 and Labor Foundation for Working Families 2014 scholarship program. Scholarships are available for members or their dependents who are seeking higher education. In order to qualify for a scholarship the applicant must submit a short essay (500 words or less) describing what impact the labor movement has had on their life, their most recent official transcript and for the member to be in good standing with UFCW Local 5. Submissions must be received in the San Jose office no later than April 28, 2014.

Note: Local 5 staff and employees are not eligible for the scholarship program.


For an application for the Labor Foundation for Working Scholarship please fill out the form attached to the link below and submit to your union. Applications for the this scholarship are due in the San Jose office by close of business on April 28, 2014.


2014 Application in English

2014 Application in Español

If you have questions about the application and the process to complete, please direct your questions to Joan Rivas-Cosby at

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Apply for the 2014 UFCW International Scholarship

To apply online, first you need to register to create a username and a password. Make sure to write your login information down somewhere safe- it is what will allow you to go back and edit your application if you need to. You can register by clicking the “Register” link below the login area on the application login page.

After registering, you will be taken to the online application. You’ll be asked for basic personal information, an essay, your education background, community activity history, and information about the local union either you or your parents belong to. To be eligible, either you or one of your parents/guardians needs to be an active UFCW member. We use your SSN to confirm this information.*

When you enter in your SSN or your parent’s SSN, your number will be compared to the listings in our membership database. If the number is not found in our database, you will be shown a “Not Found” message. You and your parents do not have to all be in the database to be eligible, but if there is no record for you or anyone else in your family, you will not be listed as eligible. If you believe there is an error with the database and you or your parents is being incorrectly listed as inactive, contact the local union office to confirm the membership status is correct with your local union’s records, then email the International at

>>>Click Here to Register and Start Your Application


In addition to the online application, all applicants must submit the Part B form along with their official school transcript. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVED THE PART B OF YOUR APPLICATION BY JUNE 20, 2014, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The essay box will not autosave any content you type into it, and computers love to crash at the least convenient times. To avoid losing any work, compose and save your essay on your computer, then copy and paste it into the essay box.
GPA is on a 4.0 scale. Please use your unweighted GPA.
Did we mention if we don’t get your Part B and transcript, you won’t be considered? Please allow enough time for your school to generate and mail your transcript by the June 20, 2014 deadline.
You will receive the Part B application after you have registered and completed Part A, the online portion of the application.
If you attended school outside the US, you may need to convert your grades. You can use an online GPA Calculator to do this.
*If you are Canadian and having trouble with the SSN field, you may want to contact your local union office and ask what number is used to identify you or your parent/guardian in their membership records as it can vary depending on your local union. If that number does not work, contact