Grant Notley Memorial Scholarships

United Food & Commercial Workers
December 31, 2023

The Grant Notley Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund was established in April 1995 from funds donated by the estate of the late Grant Notley. These scholarships are available to union members of UFCW Local 401 and their immediate families, and may vary in value from $500 up to $2,000.

How to Apply

  • Scholarships are available to union members of Local 401 and their immediate families (spouse, children and grandchildren)
  • Any individuals who have previously received a Grant Notley Memorial Scholarship are exempt.
  • Only applicants who have been a member or are sponsored by another family member with at least six months’ seniority as of December 31st, 2023 will be considered.

An application consists of the two essays described in Part 1 and Part 2 below, plus submitting the information required in Part 3 on the scholarship website.

Part One

Prepare a short essay or essay and video, which will address all of the following:

Educational background, employment history, skills, hobbies, interests, organizations and clubs you have belonged to, future goals (i.e. 5 year projection), and how this scholarship would assist you.

Part Two

Write an essay containing at least 1500 words – double spaced, OR a 500 word essay – double spaced, with a 10 minute video on one of these 3 topics (video submissions are strongly encouraged):

  1. What UFCW 401 membership means to my family
  2. The importance of why UFCW 401 organizes unorganized workers
  3. Why being involved in social justice is important for unions

Creative and out-of-the-box thinking are strongly encouraged.

Scholarships will be awarded by the end of February 2024.

Decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. Recipients must be full-time students accepted at, and attending, an accredited post-secondary institution in the school year commencing the fall of 2023. Please provide proof of registration along with your submission. All applications must be accompanied by a passport size photo.