Educational Grants and Scholarships

UFCW Offers 2 years of FREE college

Before proceeding with grants and scholarships offered by Local 655, find out how you can take advantage of 2 years of free college offered by UFCW Local 655. It’s completely free and it applies to your family members as well! 

Get the free education you need to have a better life!

Educational Grants and Scholarships

Local 655 Education Grants

Local 655 offers educational grants to current active members of the local union who are enrolled in any post-secondary form of education (such as college, technical or vocational school).

Twenty recipients of these grants will be drawn during the January and June Monthly Membership Meetings.

Download the Local 655 Education Grant Entry Form


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

In addition the UFCW International union awards several SCHOLARSHIPS, up to $8,000 each, to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents. For more information, and to find out if you’re eligible, please visit:

If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing to: UFCW International Union, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1775 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.

If you need the scholarship rules or an application in another language, please contact us at 1-800-551-4010 and we will obtain assistance for you.

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