James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

History of the Fund

In 1999, General President James P. Hoffa and Tom Keegel, then General Secretary-Treasurer, created the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund to support the education of the children of Teamster members. Over the years, the Fund has grown and has awarded scholarships to thousands of Teamster children.  

The Fund [501 ( c ) (3) #52-2206826] awards academic scholarships in the amounts of $10,000 or $1,000 and Vocational/Training Program scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members — including members of the BLET, BMWED and GCC.

A sampling of the colleges/universities that the Academic awardees have attended are: Auburn University, University of California, Boston University, University of Florida, McMaster University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

The Fund began awarding Vocational/Training Program scholarships in 2017. Each of the scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a vocational/training program that is in an industry that is Teamsterrepresented. Some of the recent recipients are studying in programs for: nursing, bioengineering, aviation, film arts, welding.

The application process opens up at the end of November with a submission deadline in early March.

Please check the Fund’s website for the most up to date information: www.jrhmsf.org