Teamsters Union Local No. 710 Scholarship Fund


Now accepting applications for 2023! Applications are due NO LATER than Friday, April 14, 2023 at 4:30pm CT.

Program Information

The Executive Board of Teamsters Local 710 has established this Scholarship Fund to help dependent children of our members pursue their passions of study or craft. We believe that an investment in our children is an investment in the future of labor.

We know the stress the financial obligations for these programs can pose, so we are happy to be able to assist the children of our members with these costs. We are proud to award scholarships providing one-time awards valued up to $7,000.00.

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Academic and Training & Vocational Scholarships

Scholarships are available for children of Local 710 members who are currently graduating high school seniors, and who will be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university or a certification at an accredited trade school. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s academic record and an essay.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a child or legal dependent of a current Teamsters Local 710 member in good standing for at least the past twelve (12) months. Dues must be current.
  • Be a graduating high school student entering into an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vocational program in 2023.

Applicants must complete and submit the following to be received via at the Local 710 Union Hall (9000 W. 187th Street, Mokena, IL 60448) no later than 4:30 PM CT on Friday, April 14, 2023:

  • Verification of Local 710 Membership Status (information required on application; email if you would like to verify in advance)
  • Application
  • Typed Essay (minimum 500 words)

The essay topic for 2023 is:

The Labor Movement has seen some significant momentum in the last couple of years. Recent polling shows that the approval of Labor Unions is at its highest point since 1965 at 71%. In 2022, Unions won over three-quarters of elections and Union representation increased around 200,000. Still, employers are exhausting the Union-busting playbook, doing whatever they can to discourage employees from Unionizing – including increasing wages and improving some benefits. Why do you think it’s still important to continue the momentum of Union growth, and how would you convince non-Union workers to organize?

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If you have any additional questions, please see email, or call (773) 254-3200.

DEADLINE: Applications are due NO LATER than Friday, April 14, 2023 at 4:30pm CT.

NOTE: Children or legal dependents of Teamsters Local 710 Officers and Business Agents are not eligible for these scholarships. Award payments will be made directly to the institution or approved savings fund for education expenses.

The Teamsters Local Union No. 710 Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

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