Below is a list of some of the scholarships that are available to eligible dependents of Teamsters. If you have any questions, or would like to request an application, please contact Laura Villafane at (650) 266-7702.
James R. Hoffa Scholarship
Application Due Date: The deadline for this year’s scholarship has passed.
About: 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, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund to assist Teamsters members send their child and eligible dependents to college.
Harry Polland/Robert Morales Scholarship Program
Application Due Date: July 1, 2017
About: The Harry Polland Scholarship is named for the longtime Joint Council 7 economist who was responsible for negotiating and improving Teamster contracts throughout California; and Robert Morales, Secretary-Treasurer to Teamsters Joint Council 7 and Teamsters Local 350 as well as Director of the I.B.T.’s Solid Waste Division, had the ability to negotiate the best Waste Division contracts in the country and to lobby the City and County of San Francisco for workers’ rights. Although both small in stature, they were giants in the world of collective bargaining. This scholarship is intended as a tribute to Harry’s and Bob’s efforts to ensure that Teamster jobs always provide the wages and benefits necessary to support families and enable Teamsters to send their children to college.
James R. Hoffa Essay Scholarship
Application Due Date: tbd
California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship
Application Due Date: May 31, 2017
The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus will award scholarships to deserving high school seniors this year who are a daughter or son of an active Teamster whose dues are current and are attending or have been accepted by an accredited university, college, or trade school.