James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2017 college freshman class. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 30, 2017. Children and grandchildren of active and retired Teamsters who are in their last year of high school and rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class are eligible.

One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.

Completed applications must be returned to Teamsters Local 700 for membership verification. Qualifying candidates should turn in completed applications to Teamsters Local 700 by dropping them off or sending them in the mail:

Teamsters Local 700
RE: Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
1300 W. Higgins Road, Suite 301
Park Ridge, IL 60068

The deadline to turn in applications to the union office is March 30, 2017. (The application lists March 31, 2017 as the deadline, which is for the International office to receive the materials from Local 700.)


The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 to honor the memory of former Teamsters General President James R. Hoffa and to increase the availability of educational funding for Teamster family members. The fund awards scholarships to hundreds of students each year through the annual award process and the essay contest.

For more information, contact the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund office at (202) 624-6800 or email scholarship@teamster.org.

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