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James R. Hoffa Scholarship
May 22, 2024

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.

For more information about the Scholarship and to apply, please visit the website of the Fund.  You can link to it here.  http://www.jrhmsf.org/

PLEASE NOTE: When filling out the James R. Hoffa scholarship application on-line, in the “Teamster Affiliation” area it requests “Secretary/Treasurer Email”. This is for the membership of the Teamster member listed to be verified by Local 17.   In order to expedite the process, please enter the following email: jzimbelman@teamsterslocal17.org.


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