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  • December 13, 2017
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  • UFCW Local 1445 Scholarships

    The Free College Benefit for UFCW members and their families is a GREAT way to earn your associate degree online WITHOUT any out-of-pocket expenses for tuition! The deadline to sign up for the next semester is January 12, 2018. MAKE GETTING YOUR DEGREE FREEYOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION! For more information, click here.

    Scholarships available to Local 1445 members and their family members:

    • High school seniors and undergraduate students who are members, or the children or grandchildren of members or retirees, of Local 1445 may be eligiible for Local 1445 scholarships and/or for the John G. Silva scholarship. The John G. Silva scholarship is open to Gloucester High School seniors who are members, or the children or grandchildren of members or retirees, of Local 1445 or Local 15. More information and application forms are available from the Gloucester High School guidance office  You can also get in touch with business agent Kevin McGaffigan at 781-708-6335, in the office at 800-439-1445 ext. 145, oe by email at kmcgaffigan@ufcwlocal1445.org.
    • The Local 1445 ESSAY scholarship is for high school seniors who will be attending a college or university and requires that the student include an essay with the application. The essay should be 750 -1000 words long and on the subject, "How I Would Convince a Skeptical Friend That My Union's Got My Back." Essays are judged on content; applications for the essay scholarship that do not include essays will not be considered.
    • The Local 1445 Beppie McNally, Nicole Berman, and Dennis Norton Memorial scholarships are 3 scholarships that are open to college-bound or vocational school-bound high school seniors and undergraduate students. There are 2 awards in each of the 3 categories - one for $1000 and one for $500; winners are selected at random at the July quarterly membership meeting from all entries received before the deadline (July 13.) 
    • The Local 1445 LOTTERY scholarship is open to MEMBERS of Local 1445 ONLY who are NOT CURRENTLY undergraduate or vocational school students but who have decided to go back to school, to either a vocational or undergraduate program. This scholarship is designed to help out our members who would not be eligible for traditional educational financial aid.

    Confused? Here's some more information on how to decide which scholarships you might be eligible for. And if you still have questions you can always call (Linda at 800-439-1445, ext. 101) or email or fill out the form on the "Contact Us" page.

    Oct 30, 2017
    The Massachusetts AFL-CIO administers scholarships annually for college-bound high school seniors, including two UFCW Local 1445 scholarships. They are awarded based on scores on a test given by the MA AFL-CIO at every high school in Massachusetts on the first Wednesday in February.
    Download: MAAFLCIOScholarship.pdf

    Feb 24, 2017
    This form will enter the eligible high school senior into the Essay scholarship contest.
    Feb 24, 2017
    This form will enter the eligible student into our 3 memorial scholarships: Beppie McNally, Nicole Berman, and Dennis Norton.
    Feb 24, 2017
    This form will enter the eligible applicant into the Lottery scholarship drawing. Applicants MUST BE MEMBERS of Local 1445, who are NOT currently high school or undergraduate students but who have decided to resume their education, either at an undergraduate or vocational program, in the fall of 2018.

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