High school seniors who are children of Teamster members are now able to apply for the 2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarships from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Materials will be available at the union hall, or you may download the materials at the link below. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.
Scholarship applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions where the Teamster Member Relation’s Teamsters Union affiliate is located. One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.
Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As per the Scholarship Fund guidelines, applicants should:
- Rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class;
- Have, or expect to have, excellent SAT or ACT scores; and
- Demonstrate financial need.
Download the full JRH Scholarship Packet here with all guidelines and eligibility requirements, plus the complete application form: