Each year, the Local 328 Scholarship Committee awards ten (10) $1,500 Scholarships. This scholarship can only be awarded to an eligible member, spouse, child, or grandchild of a qualified member of either UFCW Local 328 or the Local 328 Retiree’s Club. The person who qualifies the applicant must be an active dues paying member and be in good standing with Local 328 or with the Local 328 Retiree’s Club. Additionally, students must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at any post-secondary college/university or vocational/technical school.
Essay Topic Question: Union organizing has been in the news a lot lately, from efforts to organize Starbucks Coffee Shops to Amazon Warehouses. What does it mean for a workplace to organize and join a union? If you were a Union Organizer, how would you persuade these workers to join the union?
Winners: : All winners will be notified by mail no later than June 30, 2023. Winners are required to forward to the union office verification of their Fall 2023 full-time enrollment no later than November 4, 2023. This information can be obtained by contacting your school’s Bursar’s office (typically after the add/drop period has ended). This documentation must be on the school’s official letterhead and must be embossed with the schools official seal.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED OR POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2023
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CONGRATULATIONS & Best Wishes to the 2022 UFCW Local 328 Scholarship Winners!
Katharine E. Bianchi
Katharine is the daughter of member Raymond Bianchi who is employed by Stop & Shop #704, Cumberland, RI. Katharine is entering her sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI where she is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Grace E. Cerrato
Grace is the daughter of member Robert Cerrato who is employed by UFCW Local 328. Grace is beginning her junior year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics/Pre-Med. Grace a three-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!
Naomi C. Cooper
Naomi is the granddaughter of member Donna Allison who is employed by Stop & Shop #487, East Weymouth, MA. Naomi is beginning her freshman year at Stonehill College in Easton, MA where she will be working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Kyle M. Creney
Kyle is employed by Stop & Shop #35, Hingham, MA. Kyle is beginning his senior year at the Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA where he is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Kyle has been a member of Local 328 since 2020.
Sean M. Curtin
Sean is employed by Stop & Shop #35, Hingham, MA. Sean is entering his junior year at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA where he is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Sean a two-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!
Brandon R. Miranda
Brandon is the son of member Maria Miranda who is employed by Stop & Shop #71, Fall River, MA. Brandon is entering his junior year at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT where he is working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
Nicholas J. Neves
Nicholas is the son of José Neves who is employed by Durham School Services, Cumberland, RI. Nicholas is entering his sophomore year at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI where he is working towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Math.
Renata A. Palladino
Renata is the daughter of Barbara and Mario Palladino who work at Stop & Shop #444, Whitman, MA. Renata is entering her sophomore year at the State University of New York in Oneonta, NY where she is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Renata a two-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!
Domenic A. Pontarelli
Domenic is the son of Donald Pontarelli who is employed by Stop & Shop #443, South Attleboro, MA. Domenic is beginning his senior year at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI working towards a Degree in Education. Domenic is a three-time winner of a Local 328 scholarship!
Emma E. Williams
Emma is the granddaughter Barbara Muzrim who is an active member of the Retirees’ Club, formerly employed by Stop & Shop #2414, Pembroke, MA Emma is entering her freshman year at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA where she will be working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education.