scholarships 

Paying for college can be a daunting undertaking for many working families. Fortunately, there are various Teamster Scholarships that your child, grandchild, or dependent may be eligible to receive. Many children of Teamsters 856 members have been the recipients of these prestigious scholarships over the years.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Academic/Training and Vocational Scholarships.
Deadline is March 31, 2019

Eligible Academic award applicants must:

  • be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a four-year college/university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada in fall 2019

  • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member in good-standing

  • be in the top 15% of your high school class

  • submit excellent ACT or SAT scores (US applicants only)

  • not be planning to attend a military school

Eligible Training and Vocational award applicants must:

  • plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college or other training institution, within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada

  • training or vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster represented industry, class or craft

  • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of a Teamster member in good-standing


Teamsters Local 856/986 — UAL SFO Scholarship Fund
Application due date TBD

Eligible applicants are:

  • High school seniors graduating this year;

  • The daughter or son of an active Teamster whose dues are current with Locals 856 and 986;

  • Attending or have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or trade school

Applicants must also provide:

  • A completed application

  • Proof of acceptance to their selected university, college, or trade school;

  • Copy of their high school transcript including grade post average;

  • A wallet size photo;

  • A legible list of all your activities, work experience, honors, distinctions and achievements. Please ensure that the list is no longer that one page and that it is stapled to the back of the application;

  • In your own handwriting: Your view of how you can be an asset to the community and Teamsters Union, if granted the scholarship. Please submit one full page.

Submit completed applications to:
Teamsters Local 856/986 — UAL SFO Scholarship Committee
1198 Durfee Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733

For further information, contact Local 856/986 — UAL SFO Scholarship Fund at info@teamsters986.org. 


California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship

Application Due Date: TBD

The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus will award scholarships to deserving high school seniors this year who are a daughter or son of an active Teamster whose dues are current and are attending or have been accepted by an accredited university, college, or trade school.


Harry Polland/Robert Morales Scholarship Program 

Application Due Date: TBD

About: The Harry Polland Scholarship is named for the longtime Joint Council 7 economist who was responsible for negotiating and improving Teamster contracts throughout California; and Robert Morales, Secretary-Treasurer to Teamsters Joint Council 7 and Teamsters Local 350 as well as Director of the I.B.T.’s Solid Waste Division, had the ability to negotiate the best Waste Division contracts in the country and to lobby the City and County of San Francisco for workers’ rights. Although both small in stature, they were giants in the world of collective bargaining. This scholarship is intended as a tribute to Harry’s and Bob’s efforts to ensure that Teamster jobs always provide the wages and benefits necessary to support families and enable Teamsters to send their children to college.


Discounts

As a Teamster SFO – 856/986 member you are eligible for discounts on products and services that are not available to the general public. These benefits are available to you and your family for as long as you are a union member.

Click here to find out more about Teamster member discounts