The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund now Accepting Applications for 2018

Scholarships available for high school seniors related to active Teamster members

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2018 college freshman class in two categories. This year, the Fund decided to have International Scholarship and Tuition Service (ISTS) administer the academic and vocational program awards for the Fund. ISTS is an experienced administrator for college scholarship funds across the country. Visit the scholarship website at www.jrhmsf.org to apply. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2018.

The Fund is offering the following scholarship opportunities available for prospective applicants:

Academic Scholarship
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria. The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee include, but are not limited to the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, Letters of Recommendation (if a Canadian or Puerto Rican applicant), and Financial Need. The scholarship awards are paid directly to the schools. Scholarship winners are awarded either a $10,000.00 award split up over four years at $1,250.00 per semester, or a one-time $1,000.00 award. Winners of the $10,000.00 award will have their scholarship renewed each year, pursuant to the Scholarship Renewal guidelines, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher. Visit the scholarship website at www.jrhmsf.org to apply.

Training and Vocational Programs Scholarship
In 2016, the Board of the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund established the Training and Vocational Programs Scholarship. The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the Committee include, but are not limited to the following: Personal Statement, Essay, Letters of Recommendation and Financial Need. The scholarship awards are paid directly to the schools. Scholarship winners are awarded scholarships up to $2,000, depending on financial need. Training or vocational programs must be in a Teamster-represented industry. Visit the scholarship website at www.jrhmsf.org to apply.

About the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. In 2017, the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund distributed $1.4 million in scholarship awards to the sons and daughters of Teamsters in the U.S. and Canada.  We appreciate the support of our local unions and joint councils who have kept this scholarship the strongest in the labor movement.

 

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