Scholarships

FOCUSING ON YOUR FUTURE
There are a variety of scholarships available for Teamsters members and their families. From the local level to national awards, there are opportunities for assistance with higher education. See below for scholarships that are offered exclusively to Teamsters members and their families.


MARK RIME LOCAL 638 EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Five $2000 Scholarships are awarded each year for use at any accredited university, college or vocational school, to qualified winners who are selected. Each award is received in two consecutive annual $1000 payments and must be used beginning the year the scholarship is awarded. Awards will be made jointly payable to the winner and the educational institution.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be a current graduating senior of any public or private high school.

Applicants, father, mother, or guardian, must be a member in good standing of Teamster Local Union 638; or a member on lay-off status who has a valid withdrawal card, has recall rights and was in good standing at the time of lay-off; or, a retired, disabled, or deceased member of Teamsters Local 638 who as in good standing at Local Union 638 at the time of retirement, disablement, or death.

Academic eligibility based on a “B” average, or better (2.0 in a 3.0 grade point system; 3.0 in a 4.0 grade point system.)

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2016 Scholarship Winners

Cassandra Edlund

Attending Bradley University in Peoria Illinois
Parent: Mola Ngobina UPS

Olivia Berven

Attending Loyola University in Chicago Illinois
Parent: Steve Berven UPS

Eliot Berven

Attending University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus)
Parent: Steve Berven UPS

Benjamin Johnson

Attending St. Olaf in Northfield, MN
Parent: Erik Johnson UPS

Taya Bandle

Attending Bismarck State College & then NDSU
Parent: Alisha Thomas UPS

JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL (JRH) SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship fund was established in 1999 to recognize James R. Hoffa, a Teamster member beginning in 1934, General President for 14 years, and honored as General President Emeritus for life in acknowledgement to his tireless service to the Union and its members.

Thirty-one awards total $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Sixty-nine awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.

2016 HOFFA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
• Kyele Block – $1000 (Dennis Block UPS – Maple Grove)
• Aaron Berge $10,000 (Gary Berge UPS – Rochester)
• Ella White $10,000 (Steve White Star Tribune – Minneapolis)

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KEEGEL YATES TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 32 EDUCATION FUND

In collaborative efforts with the Joint Council 32 Executive Board and the Keegel Yates Teamsters Joint Council 32 Education Fund, eight $2,000 scholarships are offered from the Harold J. Yates Education & Scholarship Fund annually to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship competition begins October 1 of each year, with an application deadline of April 30.

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2016 Scholarship Winners

Trey Weisbrod

Parent: Dan Weisbrod UPS


MARTIN DUFFY ADULT LEARNER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Keegel Yates Teamsters Joint Council 32 Education Fund also sponsors two $500 adult learner scholarships that are available for active Teamsters members themselves. The Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship Award honor Martin Duffy, a professor with the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service from 1960 through 1990. Professor Duffy was involved with labor union scholarship programs since the mid-1960s and with the Teamsters high school scholarships until his retirement.

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NELLIE STONE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.

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