Educational Benefits

Take Your Education To The Next Level

As a member of UFCW, members are eligible for various educational benefits, including resources for schooling like scholarships and free classes. Continue reading to learn all the ways your UFCW membership can help you reach your dreams.

Free College Benefit

Perhaps the most amazing benefit, UFCW has teamed up with a public, open-access community college in Steubenville, Ohio called Eastern Gateway Community College to offer a Free College Benefit. Yes, you read that correctly: free college!

This benefit is open to all UFCW members who are paying dues and in good-standing with their local, retired members, and their families. To learn more about the Free College Benefit, click here.

Interested in learning more about what programs EGCC offers? Click here to be directed to a list of programs.

Free GED Preparation Classes

As a UFCW member, you have the opportunity to take completely free General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation classes to help prepare you for the GED test. UFCW recently partnered with Essential GED to allow this amazing benefit at no cost to our members.

These classes are completely self-guided – allowing you to log in on phones, tablets, or computers and take classes whenever you have time in your busy schedule. You’ll also be able to locate the nearest testing centers who administer the GED test. To learn more, click here.

Free Language Classes

Did you ever want to learn a second language? UFCW has recently partnered with Powerspeak Languages, allowing members to take classes to learn Spanish, French, German, English, or Mandarin – completely free! These self-guided classes are perfect for members with busy schedules. You’ll be able to choose from quick-learning (like if you’re taking a last-minute trip) or in-depth study programs. Click here to learn how you can start learning today.

Scholarships

UFCW has a long history of offering scholarships to our union families. Keep reading to learn how you can apply.

 

UFCW International Scholarship Program

The UFCW International Scholarship Program has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships since 1958. This scholarship is available for union members and their unmarried dependents under the age of 20. Scholarship amounts range up to $8,000 per recipient.

Current deadline: May 13th, 2018.

 

Irv R. String Local 152 Scholarship Fund

The Irv R. String Local 152 Scholarship Fund is our own local scholarship that we award to active members and their dependents. For an application and additional information, please contact the local at 1-888-564-6152.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

 

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families. Current and retired members of UFCW, their spouses, and their dependent children are all eligible to apply. Awarded scholarships range from $500 to $4,000. For more details please visit the Union Plus Scholarship Program’s website.

Educational perks aren’t the only thing UFCW Local 152 has to offer. To learn more about our members-only discount programs, click here.

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