Teamster Members: Apply Now for Women’s Committee Scholarships

| November 19, 2015

Five $1,000 Awards Will Be Given to Teamsters Continuing Their Education


Local 727 member Mairim Martinez (second from right) received a $1,000 scholarship from the Women’s Committee in 2014.

The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee scholarship program is aimed at assisting Teamsters who are continuing their education. The Women’s Committee will award five $1,000 scholarships to members who demonstrate a desire to excel and reach their education goals.

“Part of the Women’s Committee’s mission is to educate and empower our members, and our scholarship program was borne out of that mission,” said Maggie Jenkins, President of the Women’s Committee.

The Women’s Committee brings together representatives from each Joint Council 25 affiliate across Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana to strengthen communication and leadership opportunities for women throughout the union.

All applicants must be Women’s Committee members and Teamster members in good standing and must be enrolled or enrolling in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, graduate school or technical or vocational program. Women and men are eligible to apply. Additionally, applicants must submit an essay on the topic: “Based on your personal experience as a Teamster member, what would you say to persuade a non-union worker to join the Teamsters?”

Completed applications and essays must be forwarded to the applicant’s local union for verification of Teamster membership, and the local union will submit the paperwork to the Women’s Committee. The deadline for applications is Feb. 5, 2016.

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Women’s Committee’s Fourth Annual Gala Dinner Dance on Feb. 27, 2016, at the Penthouse Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont.

CLICK HERE to download a Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee Scholarship Application

CLICK HERE to download a Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee membership form

The Women’s Committee honored scholarship its recipients at the Third Annual Gala Dinner Dance fundraiser to benefit the continuing education of Teamster women on March 21, 2015. The scholarship program, as well as trainings and seminars held throughout the year, have been made possible by funds raised at the annual event.

For more information, contact the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].



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