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)

Union Plus Scholarship

UFCW International Scholarship Foundation (Deadline to Apply is July 24th, 2021)

UFCW Free College Program

For the past few years, UFCW has offered a free college program to members and their families. The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books.
The program started as a two-year associate degree program through Eastern Gateway Community College and it has now expanded to include a full four-year bachelor’s degree program, allowing students to earn their degrees through Central State University.
For more information, visit:

In addition to our UFCW Free College Program (, we also have 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: