Applications for the 2011ó2012 James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund are now available at the Local Union Office.


The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fundís 2011-2012 scholarship for high school seniors is now underway.† This scholarship is for high school seniors graduating in 2011.† The applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Teamster member with at least 12 months good standing.† The member can not have been a full-time elected officer within the 12 months preceding the scholarship application deadline of March 30, 2011.† The student must plan to attend a four-year accredited institution in the fall of 2011.†



If you have any question please contact Traci Jacobs, Manager of the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund at (202) 624-8735, or by email at


The Teamsters Local Union 229 Scholarship Fund started in 1992.  We are proud to report that we have enjoyed 19 very successful years.  Over the past 20 years, one hundred scholarships have been awarded, totaling $55,000.00.

Plans are already underway for our 19th year which will award scholarships for the 2011/2012 academic year.  Scholarship applications are available by visiting the Local Union office or by calling 1-800-448-2290.  The following information is intended to provide a brief overview of our Scholarship Program:

The Teamsters Local 229 Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program initiated and administered by Teamsters Local Union No. 229, 3104 N. Main Ave. Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508.  The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide academic scholarships to qualified sons and daughters of Teamsters Local 229 members based on scholastic achievement,  community service, extracurricular activities and need.

Type of Scholarship:

Three Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 for first year students.
Two Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 for continuing education.
One Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 for trade school.
If no applications are received for a trade school a third continuing education Scholarship will be awarded.

Criteria for Selection of Students:

Academic achievement including, but not limited to, strong scholastic performance while in high school, however, a significant academic improvement during high school will also be considered. Although class rank is an important factor, selection shall not be based solely on a studentís class rank.  Various other factors will be considered in evaluating a studentís scholastic performance.
Community service which includes a studentís involvement in activities which are not sponsored by his or her particular school.
Extracurricular activities including, but not limited to, a studentís involvement in student government, sports and other school sponsored events.
A Studentís race, creed, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation or national origin shall not be considered in the selection process.

Students Eligible to Apply:

Teamsters Local 229 Scholarship Fund applicants must be the Children and or Legal dependents of an active member of Teamsters Local 229.  Further, applicants must have a pending application, be accepted or plan on continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary educational institution , such as a four-year or two-year public/private  college or university, a two-year technical college, or other accredited educational institution.

Application Deadline:

All applications must be received by the Local Union no later that July 31 of the academic year for which the student is applying for the scholarship.

Source of Funding:  

Funding for the Teamsters Local 229 Scholarship Fund is dependent on the Annual Golf Tournament.

Selection Committee:

Selection Committee shall be comprised of teachers and/or academic professionals numbering from three to five. However, said Committee shall not include any relative of an applicant.


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Teamsters Local Union 229 has been notified by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Committee that Local Union 229 member Joseph Kuleszaís daughter Brittany, has been awarded the $1,000.00 Scholarship Award.† This is a tremendous honor for the Local and for the Kulesza family.† Congratulations to Brittany and her family.