Below you will find links to various active Scholarship opportunities that are available to our Member’s graduating High School Seniors.


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: 

  1. Academic Scholarship 
  2. Training & Vocational Programs Scholarships 


Click here or on the image below for full eligibility requirements & application procedures.   

If you have any trouble applying please contact: 855-670-ISTS (4787) or  Email:

Please check back in the Spring of 2018 for more Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors.


The Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarship 2018

A program for graduating High School Seniors

Who’s Eligible?

Applicants must be the child of an active Teamsters Union Member of a Local Union affiliated with Joint Council 42, graduating from High School in 2018. 

How to Apply?

Click here to download a copy of the JC42 2018 Scholarship Application. You can also pick up a hardcopy of the application at the Teamsters Local 399 Union Hall. 

Deadline: May 11, 2018