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Scholarships and Bursaries

As a union member you are eligible to apply for various scholarships

  1. UFCW Local 832 Scholarships
  2. UFCW Canada BDM
  3. UFCW International
  4. The Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship

They each have different deadlines and eligibility, so make sure you qualify before submitting your application.

UFCW Local 832 Scholarships

UFCW Local 832 scholarships are available from February 1 to May 31 annually.

UFCW 832 awards more than $30,000 in scholarships each year to members whose workplaces contribute to the Education Training and Trust Fund. To see which employers are contributors please click here.

If your employer does not contribute to the Education Training and Trust Fund you are eligible to apply for scholarships through our National office and the Manitoba Federation of Labour.

Applications are available from February to May each year.

Bursaries are available for ETTF members

Bursaries are granted to members in the Education and Training Trust Fund (ETTF) who wish to update their skills in an area relevant to their work. Members must provide receipts and proof of course completion from a recognized learning institution to be reimbursed according to eligibility. 

Members are eligible to receive a bursary up to $450 once in their lifetime.

UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship Program

Each year UFCW Canada offers 18 UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarships worth $1,000 each to active members and their family members for post-secondary study to honour three past leaders of our union: William Beggs, Fred Dowling, and Roméo Mathieu. The application deadline is September 30.

You may view the rules and complete the application by clicking here.

$8,000 UFCW International Scholarship

The eligibility rules and application are available online at UFCW International Scholarship.

UFCW International annually offers a scholarship of up to $8,000 to one UFCW Canada member and their unmarried children or dependents. Scholarship recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 for each year they are enrolled in an accredited college or university as a non-probationary student for up to four years.

Click here to for details

UFCW international oversees this scholarship any questions should be directed to cfscholarship@ufcw.org

Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship

UFCW Local 832 members are encouraged to apply for The Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship, a $500 award presented annually by the MFL Young Members Committee to a member of an MFL affiliated union enrolled in a continuing education or post-secondary program.

In selecting each year’s recipient, the MFL Young Members Committee looks for the applicant demonstrating the most significant record of activism in the labour movement and a commitment to continuing labour activism into the future.

The scholarship is named in honour of Al Cerilli, a long-time activist in the Manitoba labour movement.

Click here to apply


You can obtain more information on the above scholarships by contacting our UFCW Training Centre in Winnipeg at (204) 775-8329 or toll-free 1-877-775-8329 or Contact Us.

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