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General Information

Name James R. Hoffa Scholarship
Number of Awards 100
Award Value $1,000 - $2,500
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 30
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Contact Information

Contact International Brotherhood of Teamsters
25 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone (202)624-8735

Scholarship Description

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, General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund.

1. Applicants to the current program must graduate from high school during this academic year. Students participating in a concurrent enrollment program, where they are attending college courses prior to completion of their high school requirements, must apply the year before they begin full-time college course work. Canadian students may apply during junior or senior matriculation year, but not both.

2. The applicant must be a son, daughter or grandchild of a Teamster member. Financial dependents (i.e., stepchildren and wards) of Teamster members are eligible if the member contributes in excess of 50% of the applicant’s financial support and if the applicant is a financial dependent of the member for federal income tax purposes.


The Scholarship Fund has established some guidelines to be used by students when deciding whether or not to apply to this program. Applicants should:
1. Rank in the top 15 percent of their high
school class;
2. Have, or expect to have, excellent SAT or
ACT scores; and
3. Demonstrate financial need.