Teamster Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Thousands of educational scholarships are available to the children and dependents of active Teamsters members through the Teamster Scholarship Fund.

Access the application here:

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The deadline for this year’s James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) Academic and Vocational/Training Program scholarship applications was March 1. The fund looks forward to a record number of applications from high school seniors who are the sons, daughters, or financial dependents of Teamster members.

The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 for Academic scholarships and $500 to $2,000 for Vocational/Training Program scholarships.

The application process is online and can be reached here.

Additionally, the JRH Scholarship Fund, through its administration firm, ISTS, offers tuition discounts to various colleges and universities. The information on the tuition discount program can be found here. (The tuition discount program is independent of the JRHMSF and does not require that a student be a recipient of a JRHMSF award.)

Annual Joint Council 7 Harry Polland/Bob Morales Scholarship Program

Application deadline: May 20, 2024

Joint Council 7 is pleased to announce the Annual Teamsters Joint Council 7 Harry Polland/Bob Morales Scholarship Fund. This program will provide $1,000 to the child of one member in each of the following affiliated Local Unions: 70, 87, 137, 150, 315, 350, 386, 431, 439, 517, 533, 665, 853, 856,  896, 948, 2010, and 2785.


Applicants are eligible for scholarships to attend a college, university, or trade school when they or their parent or legal guardian (proof may be required) is an active member in good standing of one of the previously-listed Local Unions. Elected officials and employees of Teamsters Local Unions and Joint Councils, and their families, are not eligible.


Grade point average of 2.0 (based on a 4.0 system) upon high school graduation.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an application and return it to a Joint Council 7 office or to the office of the member’s Local Union that is affiliated with Joint Council 7 (see list above), along with the following:

1. High school or college transcript through the most recent semester.

2. Resume of school and/or community activities.

3. Two-page handwritten or typed essay on “The Importance of Labor Unions.”

4. Recent photograph of the applicant.

Where to Get Applications

Applications may be obtained from your Local Union, from the Joint Council 7 office or here:

Polland Morales Scholarship

Joint Council 7 is proud to support the higher education of Teamster families!