Teamsters Union Local No. 710 Scholarship Fund

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 BY 4:30 P.M.

2020 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 between $1,000.00 and $2,500.00.

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 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, and 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 2020.

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 Tuesday, June 30, 2020:

  • 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 2020 is:

Workers have been speaking out more and more to secure better working conditions, particularly in the form of work stoppages and strikes, and the results of those job actions have been widely successful for workers beyond those directly involved in those actions. Why do you think it’s important for workers to speak out in such ways and have a voice in their workplace?

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

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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 BY 4:30 P.M.

* If you have been laid off due to the pandemic or have other concerns regarding eligibility based on your membership history, please contact us at or call 773-254-3200.

Award payments will be made directly to the academic institution or training or vocational program. If you become the recipient of an award and have already completed payment to the institution or program, please notify the Scholarship Fund and provide a receipt of such payment.

NOTE: Children or legal dependents of Teamsters Local 710 Officers and Business Agents are not eligible for these scholarships.

The Teamsters Local Union No. 710 Scholarship Fund has applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) charitable status.

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