Last year, the Fund awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members in the U.S. and Canada.
Working families have benefited from JRHMSF scholarships since 2000. Specifically, in just the past six years, the Fund has awarded over $6,400,000 in scholarships and over $14,000,000 total since inception. Many of these grants are multi-year and with the costs of college going up, we need to continue the JRHMSF’s program support for 2023.
A donation to the JRHMSF today ensures that the Fund can continue to award valuable scholarships and assist in reducing student debt and other barriers to higher education.
If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Mail your donation to: JRHMSF, Suite #106-289, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is a registered 501 c 3 charitable organization. The tax ID is #52-2206826
The application process for the JRHMSF scholarship program is now CLOSED. The process will reopen for applications at the end of November, 2023. At that time, a link will be posted here.
There is a tuition discount program offered at some colleges through the Tuition Discount Network (information below)
JRHMSMF scholarship eligibility: For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC). Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools.
*The children or financial dependents of full-time local union officers or full-time staff of local unions are ineligible.
For general questions about the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, please call 855-670-ISTS (4787) or Email: ContactUs@applyISTS.com or JRHfund@gmail.com
College Tuition Discount Network
*As a Teamster member, there is a college tuition discount program that is available to you and members of your family. The ISTS Tuition Discount Network (TDN) is a list of For-Profit and Non-Profit colleges and universities that offer reduced tuition. The amount of the reduction varies by school and can sometimes be as specific as major. Make sure you identify yourself as a Teamster when applying.
The link to the TDN is http://www.applyISTS.com/tuition-discount-network/. Click on the school's logo to view the discount.
About the Fund: 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. Please click here.
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 dependent 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.