Our Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Local 1262 values education and the role it plays in helping our young people improve their lives. With that in mind, we created the Annual Local 1262 Scholarship Program for students pursuing a college degree.

The Short-Form Application for our Scholarship Program is generally posted on our web site in late fall and the deadline for the Long-Form Application and transcripts is usually in Mid-April.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must be a Local 1262 member or a child of a Local 1262 member. You must also be a senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore or junior in college.

2022 Short Form Application

The scholarship application process takes place in five steps:

  1.  Complete and return the one-page Short-Form Application.
  2. The Short-Form is reviewed at our headquarters to determine if you are eligible to apply. If you are eligible, a Long-Form Application is mailed to you.
  3. Complete the Long-Form application and attach the necessary documents such as transcripts, etc. and mail to Local 1262 Scholarship Program, 1389 Broad Street, Clifton, NJ 07013.
  4. During May, all Long-Form applications are reviewed and ranked by an Independent Scholarship Review Committee consisting of professional educators and other academics who select the winners.
  5. Scholarship winners are notified via mail in late May or early June.

If you have any questions about our Scholarship Program or completing the forms, please call Gladyz Feimster at 973-777-3700, extension 1933 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Scholarships are also offered by the UFCW International. We suggest you check their web site (www.ufcw.org) for information and deadlines for their program.