Educational and Scholarship Opportunities
Access to educational opportunities is something Local 338 strongly values. As a member of Local 338 (or dependent of a member), you are eligible for a number of different scholarships and educational programs. Please see below for the full details and note that application deadlines do vary.
Local 338 Scholarship Awards Program
Local 338 Members and their dependents can now apply for The 2020 Local 338 Charities, Inc. Scholarship Awards Program! The Scholarship Committee reviews applications and awards more than 20 scholarships each year. The 2020 Local 338 Charities Inc. Scholarship Awards Program is open to Local 338 Members (or their dependents) who are active members of the Union and have been for at least one (1) year from the date the Short Form Application was due on March 20, 2020. Please note this scholarship program is open to students who are currently enrolled as High School Seniors or currently enrolled in college or trade/vocational school.
The deadline to submit this Short Form Application is March 19, 2021. When the Short Form Application is received by the Scholarship Awards Committee, a Long Form Application will be sent to the applicant. (Please note that the completed Long Form Application and supporting materials are due April 16, 2021)
Please click here to apply
*When completing the application, please make sure all information is accurate and up to date.*
UFCW Free College Benefit
All Local 338 members and their families can now earn an accredited degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition or books.
Click Here to hear from your fellow member My T Co, about her experience.
There are rolling deadlines throughout the year to apply for upcoming semesters. To learn more about the program, deadlines and begin the application process visit www.ufcwfreecollege.org
SUNY Empire State College Partnership
Local 338 is proud to introduce a new benefit available for members through the Empire State College! Our partnership with SUNY Empire State College will provide our members with new, affordable opportunities to pursue higher education and certifications at reduced cost. Local 338 students will be able to apply for a number of different degrees and certifications across a variety of subjects.
Click here to view more about how to apply!
UFCW Free Foreign Language Program
Whether it is for travel, work, or just for fun, the UFCW’s free foreign language program makes learning a new language easy. Local 338 members can use this benefit to learn a foreign language for free online and at their own pace. All lessons are self-guided. The program gives members access to online classes to learn Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, and over 70 other different languages, including 20 different ESL courses.
The online classes build on four conversational skills necessary to fully learn a new language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. For more information, please visit: myufcw.org/benefits/language/
Union Plus Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Union Plus has partnered with Central State University (CSU) to offer union members and their families the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree online for little to no cost! The most you will pay is $4,500 per year, and for many, it will be significantly less or even zero. If you or your family member have an associate degree or have completed 60 credit hours in the intended major, you can enroll in Business Management or Teacher Education. The bachelor's degree completion is available to union members and retirees, as well as their spouses, children or stepchildren, grandchildren or step-grandchildren, domestic partners and financial dependents.
Class enrollment occurs on a rolling basis so check the link below for updates on when they begin. Click Here to sign up today!
Local 338 Scholarship at Suffolk County Community College
Two new scholarship opportunities are now available for Local 338 members and their dependents at Suffolk Community College. Students could be eligible for up to $2,000 towards the cost of tuition per semester (the scholarship award is renewable if certain GPA criteria is met).
Local 338 Scholarship for Incoming and Continuing SCC Students Attending Fall 2020
This scholarship has been established for Local 338 members and their dependents who are attending Suffolk County Community College in the Fall 2020 semester. The deadline to apply has passed. Students attending for the first time or have attended in Spring 2022 and are currently attending classes in Fall 2022 please check back this fall for the 2022 scholarship!
*Please note that these scholarships are granted by the Suffolk Community College Foundation.*