James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Scholarship Description

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. JRHMSF scholarships are awarded to high school seniors planning to enroll in a four-year college after graduation, community college transfers AND students who plan to attend trade or vocational schools.

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)
  • Financial Need

To qualify for our scholarships, applicants must be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (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.  (Includes members of the BLET, BMWED, GCC and TCRC)

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply


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Donor: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Scholarship Fund

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