This brochure describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund and outlines in detail eligibility requirements and application procedures. One hundred and fifty scholarships will be awarded this program year. Applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions where the Teamster parent’s 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. One hundred and nineteen of the awards are onetime $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.
1. Applicants to the current program must graduate from high school during the 2011-2012 academic year. Students participating in a concurrent enrollment program, where they are attending college courses prior to completion of their high school requirements, must apply the year before they begin fulltime college course work. Canadian students may apply during junior or senior matriculation year, but not both. 2. The applicant must be a son, daughter or grandchild of a Teamster member. Financial dependents (i.e., stepchildren and wards) of Teamster members are eligible if the member contributes in excess of 50% of the applicant’s financial support and if the applicant is a financial dependent of the member for federal income tax purposes.