Local 348 Scholarship

$15,000 in Scholarships Awarded Each Year

Teamsters Local 348 cares about helping you and your family members afford a college education. Each year local 348 awards fifteen $1,000 scholarships to members and their family members. This program is unique because because members can apply for themselves or for their family members. Scholarships are awarded through a random drawing. This approach lends an equal opportunity to all who participate. Everyone deserves a chance for a better future. Everyone who wants to advance himself or herself has a right to a boost – that is the 348 way!

2021 College Scholarship Application: Overview

Teamsters Local 348 is proud to announce that 15 $1,000 College Scholarships will be awarded at the September Membership Meeting. Scholarships are awarded through a random drawing. This unique approach allows all of our members and their family members an equal opportunity to be awarded a college scholarship. All members can apply for themselves or their family members. To apply, complete the application below and submit before September 2021.

The Teamsters Local 348 C.E.R. Fund will award 15 $1,000 College Scholarships for full-time students. To be eligible for the above College Scholarship all entrants must be High School Seniors or above. College is defined as an accredited school of higher learning that grants the Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts or Science or both. Attendance at a Junior College would quality so long as the credits earned at said Junior College could be applied toward the crediting of a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts or Sciences or both. Scholarships must be used within one (1) year. Eligibility to members, their spouses and/or dependents. The Scholarship awards will be made by random drawing at the September Membership Meeting.

Rules governing the Scholarship awards shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee:

Patrick J. Darrow
Secretary-Treasurer &
Business Manager
Teamsters Local 348

Pat Ziga
Union Trustee
C.E.R. Fund

Ray Brophy
Employer Trustee
C.E.R. Fund

To fill out the Scholarship Application, please view the following link: https://bit.ly/3i4SFi3

Joint Council 41 Scholarship

Please click on the link below to download the Teamsters Joint Council 41 - Scholarship Application

Download: https://bit.ly/2URbPyT

James R. Hoffa Scholarship

About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship 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.

News

The application process for 2020 has ended.   The application process for 2021 will begin at the end of November.  We will post a notification on this website when new applications will be accepted and the process for completing them at that time.

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. 

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

Teamsters Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF TEAMSTERS

Applications for 2021 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The application process must be completed through the on-line portal found on the Fund’s website:  www.jrhmsf.org  (the “Key” for the JRHMSF applications is JRHMSF)

High school students who are a son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member (including GCC, BLET and BMWED members) are encouraged to apply for the Academic Scholarship.  Academic scholarships are awarded to those planning to attend a four-year college or university.

A son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member (including GCC, BLET and BMWED members) who are planning to enter a vocational or training program at a community college are welcome to apply for the Vocational/Training program scholarship.

There are two types of scholarship applications available:  Academic and Training/Vocational.   The details and eligibility requirements for each scholarship are available on the Fund’s website, www.jrhmsf.org (the “Key” for the JRHMSF applications is JRHMSF)

In 2017, the Fund awarded $1.4 million in scholarship awards to students in the U.S. and Canada.  Assisting the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members with their educational goals is a tradition that we are proud to continue.

The deadline to submit an application is March 31.