Each year, the Teamsters offer a number of financial awards for children of active Teamsters Union members. Here are the scholarships still accepting applications for 2019.
John S. Lyons Foundation Scholarship
The John S. Lyons Foundation, known as the JOHNS, was founded 30 years ago in memory of the late Johnny Lyons, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters, Local 36 in San Diego. Each year the John Lyons Memorial Foundation issues scholarships to High School Seniors enrolled in San Diego & Imperial County schools.
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019
James R Hoffa Scholarship Fund
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, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019
Joint Council 42 Scholarship
Teamsters Joint Council 42 offers a number of financial awards for children of active Southern California Local 2010 members.
Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
Union Plus Scholarship
Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019