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 Lisa Hensel at (650) 266-7702.
James R. Hoffa Scholarship
Due to the National Emergency, the deadline for applying for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Program this year has been extended to April 14, 2020.
The sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members in the US and Canada (including GCC, BLET and BMWED) who are seniors in high school are eligible to apply. The Fund awards academic scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000 and training program/vocational scholarships from $500 to $2,000.
Please review all the application requirements at: www.JRHMSF.org
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.
California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship
Application Deadline is June 5, 2020.
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.
Harry Polland/Robert Morales Scholarship Program
Application Due Date: The 2019 application period has closed. Check back for updates on the 2020 submission period.
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.