James R. Hoffa became a Teamster Member in 1934, served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union, 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 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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 2016 the Fund awarded $1,200,000 in scholarships.
There are two scholarships being offered again this year:
- Academic Scholarship
- Training & Vocational Programs Scholarships
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 31st, 2018
If you have any trouble applying please contact: 855-670-ISTS (4787) or Email: contactus@applyISTS.com