Scholarships

2018 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship

December 7, 2017

TO: All Teamster Local Unions and Joint Councils

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $1.4 million in scholarship
awards to students in the U.S. and Canada this year. For the first time this included scholarships to assist with students attending training and vocational programs. Assisting the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members with their educational goals is a tradition that we are proud to continue.

This year the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship 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.

The Fund’s website, www.jrhmsf.org , will continue to have the most up-to-date information about the online application for the Academic and Training and Vocational Programs scholarships. The application process for the programs is now open and we encourage the sons, daughters and financial dependents of members to apply.

Sincerely,

The Board of 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.

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.