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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

2015/2016 Essay Contest

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced that this year’s topic for the Annual Essay Contest is “What impact would an increase in union membership have on the U.S. economy and the middle class?” Teamster sons, daughters or financial dependents, age 23 and younger who are currently attending community college, a 4-year institution or a technical/vocational program are eligible to apply.  All applicants must fill out the application page and send it along with their essay (500 words or less) to the Scholarship Fund office. Winners are awarded $1,000.  The deadline is March 31, 2016.

Download the application form here.

 

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Application for the 2015-2016 Academic Year of the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Deadline March 31, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters holds a yearly scholarship contest and an essay contest for eligible high school students in the US and Canada.

 

Please click here to access the Application and Academic Record Forms

 

For further information follow the link below:

http://teamster.org/benefits/jrh-scholarship

 

 

The International Teamster Women’s Caucus (ITWC) Awards-

Forward the application to the International Teamster Women’s Caucus by May 1st of your graduation year in order for it to be received by the necessary deadline.

Click here for more information


 For more information contact the Local Union office

Testimonial

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods
- Dave S

For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

As I get toward the end of my career, I look forward to the thought of receiving the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan, and I am so grateful for the belief others had before me that Teamsters deserved a good and decent retirement...thank you.

Drew


- Drew Speirs