Washington, D.C. – January 18, 2018 – Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship program offers nine scholarships worth $8,000 each to UFCW members and their immediate family members to help with the costs of post-secondary education over a period of four years.
Since 1958, the program has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to recognize UFCW members and their dependents in both Canada and the United States. And each year, one scholarship is allocated to a UFCW Canada member or their dependent. This year’s Canadian winner is Michael Piaseczny, a proud UFCW Local 175 member and university student who works at Zehr’s Markets in Waterloo, Ontario.
Past winners of the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to our union, with many pursuing careers in public service, medicine, law, business, teaching, and with UFCW.
Below is the list of recipients of the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship for 2017:
Canada: Michael Piaseczny, UFCW Canada Local 175
Region 1: JuliAnna Picardi, UFCW Local 328
Region 2: Melissa Quintero Segura, UFCW Local 1208
Region 4: Rebecca Price, UFCW Local 227
Region 5: Alison Martin, UFCW Local 1995
Region 6: Ellyse Kealy, UFCW Local 881
Region 7: Matthew Moore, UFCW Local 555
Region 8: Chelsea Diaz, UFCW Local 1428
The application process for the 2018 UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship program opens on February 12, 2018. To find out more about the scholarship’s eligibility requirements, click here. You can also e-mail any questions you may have about the program to firstname.lastname@example.org.