About the James R. Hoffa Memorial
Welcome to the James R. Hoffa
Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center, Your One-Stop Shop for
Information, Policy, Procedures and Forms.
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 applying to the scholarship fund is March 30, 2008.
The 2008-2009 scholarship information for high school seniors is now
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 located.
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.
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.
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