2017 James R. Hoffa memorial scholarship



The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or financially dependent grandchild of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. The International Union provides certain in-kind services to the Fund, such as this portion of the union web site, in order to benefit members and their child or financially dependent grandchild.

 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. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures.


In addition, we have initiated a Training and Vocational Programs scholarship.  Similar to the Academic Scholarship, applicants must be the son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamsters member (including BLET, BMWED and GCC members).  The training and vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster-represented industry, class or craft.  Application for the 2017 Training and Vocational Scholarship are available here.


For more information about the Hoffa Scholarship, including a scholarship application, click here.