Applications are now available for the 2016-17 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarships. Children and grandchildren of active and retired Teamsters who are in their last year of high school and rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class are eligible.
Scholarships of $10,000, split up over four years, and one-time $1,000 grants totaling more than $1 million will be awarded in 2016.
Since 2010, Teamsters Local 727 has had 16 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship winners, including three $10,000 winners and four essay contest winners.
Completed applications must be returned to Teamsters Local 727 for membership verification, and then the local union will forward the applications to the scholarship fund office. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 to honor the memory of former Teamsters General President James R. Hoffa and to increase the availability of educational funding for Teamster family members. The fund awards scholarships to hundreds of students each year through the annual award process and the essay contest.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Essay Contest topic and application form will be available in March 2016. The deadline will be June 15, 2016, for these $1,000 awards.
For more information, contact the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund office at (202) 624-6800 or email [email protected].