As part of our mission to raise the floor for Latinx workers, the UFCW United Latinos is proud to provide financial assistance to UFCW members (and dependants) looking to pursue higher education or in need of financial support to become citizens of the United States. Below are some of the funding opportunities we have available.
If you have any questions about your eligibility or an application process don't hesitate to reach out.
About the scholarship
The John Rene Rodriguez Memorial scholarship Fund was established by the Rodriguez family and is administered through the United Latinos of UFCW. The Fund benefits UFCW members and their dependents that pursue a higher education and need financial assistance to pursue those goals.
The Scholarship Fund will award one (1) academic scholarship annually at a minimum of $1,000. This scholarship will be distributed to the College, University, Trade School or Institution of higher education during the first school semester.
We honor the memory of John Rene Rodriguez by supporting and empowering Union Members in higher education. As a Union Representative for Local 540 and a Vice President of the United Latinos of UFCW, it is a fitting tribute to him that the labor movement honors his memory through education and the pursuit of academic excellence. John Rene’s commitment and calling was to advance the cause and programs that helped support the advancement of the Union and its members.
How to apply
About the fund
A fund to support UFCW members who become New American Citizens
The New American Citizenship Fund is made possible by UFCW local union support to the United Latinos of the UFCW. The Award is for UFCW members who have recently become U.S. citizens and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to building a stronger voice for workers in their Union and in their community through active engagement in advancing social and economic justice.
The United Latinos of the UFCW has created a special fund that will distribute awards in the amount of $600.00 per member. The New American Citizenship Fund is open to all UFCW members and will renew every year pending a vote from the United Latinos Board.
How to apply
To apply, you will need to complete our online application form, which is available both in English and Spanish.
Here's a checklist of the documents you will need to have ready to submit as part of your application: