Welcome to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center
Your One-Stop Shop for Information, Policy, Procedures and Forms
for opportunities to
donate to the Scholarship Fund.
James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the Union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund.
This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures.
The deadline for applications
March 25, 2005.
One hundred scholarships will be
awarded this program year.
Applicants compete in one of the
five geographic regions where the
Teamster parentís local union is
Thirty-one of the awards total
$10,000 each. These four-year
scholarships are disbursed at the
rate of $2,500 per year and are
renewable annually. Sixty-nine of
the awards are one-time $1,000
grants. These scholarships are
disbursed to the college or
university at the beginning of the
recipientís freshman year.
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.
The James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the children and dependents of members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. The International Union provides certain in kind services to the Fund, such as this portion of the Union website, in order to benefit members and their children and dependents.