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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund begins accepting applications from sons and daughters of Teamsters for 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 8 ó The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2018. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

For the first time, the application process is completely online this year. All applications must be completed through the on-line portal found on the Fundís website: http://www.jrhmsf.org . Applicants must complete a brief registration process in order to access the registration area, and should use the "Key" JRHMSF to begin the process.

There are two types of scholarship applications available: Academic Scholarships, which range up to $10,000, and Training/Vocational Scholarships, which range up to $2,000. The details and eligibility requirements for each type of scholarship are available on the Fundís website at the link above.

In 2017, the Fund awarded $1.4 million in scholarship awards to students in the U.S. and Canada, including 43 winners from BLET families. The BLET boasted nine winners in the $10,000 scholarship category.

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 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) website outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures.

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.

Assisting the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members with their educational goals is a tradition that we are proud to continue.

For general questions about the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, please call (855) 670-ISTS (4787) or Email: contactus@applyISTS.com .

Monday, January 8, 2018
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