Scholarships

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. 

UFCW Local 328 Scholarship Application 2022(Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 30, 2022) – *If the link does not open in your browser, please try opening in Internet Explorer or Safari

UFCW International Scholarship Program (The scholarship application will be made available online from February 14 – May 15, 2022)

The Greater Southeastern Labor Council(Applications are due by April 22nd)

New England Health Fund Scholarship Program(Applications are due by June 1st)

CONGRATULATIONS & Best Wishes to the 2021 UFCW Local 328 Scholarship Winners!

David R. Abgrab

David is employed by Stop & Shop #71, Fall River, MA.  David is beginning his freshman year at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA where he will be working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.  David has been a member of Local 328 since 2020. 

Grace E. Cerrato

Grace is the daughter of member Robert Cerrato who is employed by UFCW Local 328.  Grace is beginning her sophomore year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she will be working towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics.  Grace a two-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!

Kevin D. Curtin

Kevin is the son of member Daniel Curtin who is employed by Stop & Shop #35, Hingham, MA.  Kevin is entering his senior year at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA where he is working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Management.  Kevin a three-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!

Sophie M. Gerardi

Sophie is the daughter of member Mark Gerardi who is employed by Stop & Shop #2415, Nantucket, MA.  Sophie is entering her freshman year at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ where she will be working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science.

Hildey E. McCorkell

Hildey is employed by Stop & Shop #54, Abington, MA.  Hildey is entering her freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worchester, MA where she will be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering.   Hildey has been a member of Local 328 since 2019.   

Noah T. Mello

Noah is the son of member Kevin Mello who is employed by Stop & Shop #493, Dartmouth, MA.  Noah is beginning his freshman year at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH where he will be working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.   

Renata A. Palladino

Renata is the daughter of Barbara Palladino who works at Stop & Shop #82, Halifax, MA and Mario Palladino who works at Stop & Shop #444, Whitman, MA.  Renata is entering her freshman year at the State University of New York Oneonta where she will be working towards a Degree in History.

Domenic A. Pontarelli

Domenic is the son of Donald Pontarelli who is employed by Stop & Shop #443, South Attleboro, MA.  Domenic is beginning his junior year at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI working towards a Degree in Health and Physical Education.  Domenic is a two-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!

Joseph T. Rezendes

Joseph is the son of member Timothy Rezendes who is employed by Stop & Shop #87, Mashpee, MA.  Joseph is entering his senior year at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.  He is working on a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business.  Joseph is a three-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship! 

Adam M. Russo

Adam works at Stop & Shop #54, Abington, MA.  He is beginning his senior year at Lasell University in Newton, MA where he is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice.  Adam has been a member of Local 328 since 2019. 

The UFCW has available a no-cost GED program for all UFCW members.
 
The UFCW GED program offers a customized learning plan, so that you’ll be able to prepare yourself to pass the GED test, regardless of when you last went to school.
 
Learn more here: https://www.ufcw.org/GED/