Scholarships Available to Local 1459 Members

UFCW Local 1459 believes in advancing the education of our members and their families.  Several academic scholarships are available through your local, your international, and our partners in the labor movement.

Download the Lou Sarno Scholarship Application!

$8,000 Lou Sarno Scholarship Fund
                    2 awards of $4000
                    Click here for a scholarship application.

$8,000 UFCW Local 1459 Scholarship Fund
                    8 awards of $1,000
                    Click here for a scholarship application.

UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program
                    In 2022 several scholarships, up to $8,000 each, will be awarded to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.
* The scholarship application will be available online February 14 – May 15, 2022.
                    For more information, and to find out if you’re eligible, please click here !

$150,000 UFCW MasterCard Scholarship Fund
                    Individual must participate in the credit card program.   

$180,000 Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund
                    Click here to learn more!
$3,000 Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council Scholarship Fund
                    6 awards of $500
$600 Hampshire Franklin Labor Council Scholarship Fund
                    2 awards of $300

Gerard L. Pellegrini Scholarship offers grants to members of locals affiliated with the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, or members’ spouses or legal dependents.  Four (4) $1,000.00 grants will be awarded to students who will attend (or are attending) college.  Two (2) $500.00 grants will be awarded to persons engaged in building trades apprenticeships.  Applications are available through the PVCLC (413) 732-7970 or by contacting Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C. at (413) 785-5300.

The Vermont AFL-CIO has two scholarships available.  Entries are encouraged from any Vermont student who is a dependent child of a member of a union affiliated with the Vermont State Labor Council (UFCW Local 1459 is affiliated).  Please contact their Montpelier office at (802) 223-5229 for more information.