Scholarships / Free College

UFCW Local 328 offers several scholarships for students. Eligible participants must be enrolled full time in a degree program at any post secondary college/university or vocational/technical school. In addition, applicants must be an eligible member, spouse, child, or grandchild of an active Local 328 member or the Local 328 Retirees club. Be sure to check this website and your union bulletin board for more information.

The UFCW International Union also offers a scholarship to graduating high school seniors, awarded in each of the regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Other scholarships are offered through the local’s affiliation with the AFL-CIO. Most of the local labor councils offer scholarships to our union members. 

Provided below is a list of some of the current scholarships offered. We will update it when others become available. 

Scholarship Application 2019 – (Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 30th, 2019)

Scholarship Memo 2019

Greater Southeastern Scholarship Application 2019(Applications due by April 20th, 2018)

UFCW International Scholarship(Applications due by May 26th, 2019) 

Union Plus Scholarship


Emily J. Chambers

Daughter of Dana Chambers, UFCW Local 328 Staff

Alexandra L. Corcoran

Stop & Shop #731, Newport, RI

Kevin D. Curtin 

Son of Daniel Curtin, Stop & Shop #35, Hingham, MA

Caroline E. Dowling

Stop & Shop #720, Coventry, RI

Julie D. Hannon

Stop & Shop #2414, Pembroke, MA

Daniel K. Hasegawa

Grandson of Jacqueline & Richard Pontbriand, Local 328 Retirees’ Club

Domenic A. Pontarelli

Son of Donald Pontarelli, Stop & Shop #443, S. Attleboro, MA

Joseph T. Rezendes

Son of Timothy Rezendes, Stop & Shop #87, Mashpee, MA

Nicholas J. Ryan

Stop & Shop #482, Cohasset, MA

Arianna R. Sousa

Stop & Shop #73, Seekonk, MA


UFCW has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College to offer FREE college to UFCW Local 328 members and their families! This exciting opportunity allows you and your family to earn an Associates degree with no out of pocket costs to you for tuition, fees or books! The credits you earn transfer to other schools. For more information and to apply, visit: 

ufcw free college