The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934, 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, General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish a new scholarship fund in recognition of Hoffa's outstanding contributions to the Union.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest will award scholarships annually to 50 students.

Children and grandchildren of eligible IBT, GCC, BLET and BMWED members that are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or college program, or technical or vocational program, who will be 23 years old or younger by September 30, 2005 and have not been previous recipients of an award from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are eligible to apply.

Please see the link below for a PDF of the application form which notes all of the application requirements and procedures.

The completed application and essay must be received by the Scholarship Fund office no later than September 30, 2005. We cannot allow any extensions to this deadline.

The 2005 Essay Topic: Describe a brief history of your Teamster parents' or grandparents' involvement in their Local Union. How it has affected your family and why it is important to you.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest application form: http://www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/EssayApplication05.pdf

 

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