Applications Are Due No Later Than Friday, March 31, 2017

Last year, the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund distributed $1.2 million in scholarship awards to the sons and daughters of Teamsters in the U.S. and Canada. This year, the fund is committed to distributing $1.4 million, an increase of $200,000. Through the support of local union affiliates and joint councils, the Teamsters International has kept this scholarship the strongest in the labor movement.

In addition, the union has initiated a Training and Vocational Programs Scholarship. Similar to the Academic Scholarship, applicants must be the son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member (including BLET, BMWED and GCC members). The training and vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster-represented industry, class or craft.

Deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is Friday, March 31, 2017, 5 p.m., EST. (No exceptions).

Any members with question should call a JRHMSF administrative manager at (202) 624-8735 or email scholarship@teamster.org.

Upon submission, members should provide enough time for their local union, system federation or BLET national division to receive and complete the membership verification form. If the above institutions are unable to verify membership due to time constraints, members should send applications straight to the Scholarship Office.

For complete information and full eligibility details for each scholarship, please download and review the applications:

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Academic Scholarship

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants must comply with specific eligibility and application criteria. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. All applicants are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Eligibility Requirements – Applicants Must:
  • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified) as a member in “good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution
  • Be in his/her last year of high school and may not apply if he/she has already graduated from high school
  • Be in the top 15% of his/her high school class
  • Plan to submit excellent SAT or ACT scores for evaluation (U.S. only)
  • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student

Those who plan to attend non- academic or certificate programs or community college may not apply with this application.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Training and Vocational Programs Scholarship Eligibility Requirements – Applicants Must:
  • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified) as a member in “good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution
  • Plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college, or other training institution, within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Training or vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster represented industry, class or craft
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