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. 

UFCW Local 328 Scholarship Application 2021 – (Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 30th, 2021)

Mass. AFL-CIO Scholarship Application (Deadline to Apply is April 9th, 2021)

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program English

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program Spanish

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program Portuguese

UFCW Scholarship Program and Procedures Page 1

UFCW Scholarship Program and Procedures Page 2

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

The 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 can transfer to other schools and any credits you’ve previously earned may be eligible to count towards your degree as well. For more information and to apply, visit: .

We are also excited to announce that we have also partnered with Central State University in Ohio to offer bachelor degree programs at little or no cost for members of our union family (if you’ve already earned an Associate’s Degree/have earned 60 credits). For more information, visit:

ufcw free college