Regulations Governing Use of Scholarships
Recipients must attend a four-year U.S. college accredited by one of the six Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education associated with the American Council on Education or a Canadian school which has membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada.
Furthermore, recipients must attend an accredited four-year institution that charges tuition. A recipient may not utilize this scholarship while attending a tuition-free institution such as a military academy.
If the recipient is unable to attend college due an illness certified by a physician, the scholarship will be held in abeyance for not more that one year. If schooling is interrupted by military service, scholarships will be held in abeyance for not more than two years, unless the military service is of such a nature as to warrant special consideration beyond that time. When returning from military service, the scholarship recipient must notify the Scholarship Fund and apply for readmission within 90 days and return to school within six months thereafter.
Scholarships will be renewed on an annual basis. The recipient must maintain an academic average consistent with the scholarship requirements of the institution attended. If the school has not established minimum academic requirements for scholarship holders, the recipients must maintain a B average (3.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Each year, a check will be made of the Teamster parent’s status with their local union. Suspension from Teamster membership for non-payment of dues or for any other reason will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
The scholarship fund was established as a non-profit, stand alone, charitable incorporated organization (501(c)3 identification #52-2206826) which will raise significant money from affiliates and outside sources to award Teamster dependents greater scholarship opportunities than have been possible in the past. Although children represent less than 25 percent of the population in our countries, they are 100 percent of our future!
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 children and dependents of members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. The International Union provides certain in kind services to the Fund, such as this portion of the Union website, in order to benefit members and their children and dependents.