Teamsters Local 731 Scholarship

Dear Teamsters Local Union No. 731 Member:
To assist the hard working membership of Teamsters Local Union No. 731, our Scholarship Fund
was established in 2007 to provide scholarship benefits on behalf of dependents and
grandchildren planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a post-high school educational program,
such as college, junior college or technical program. Since established, the Teamsters Local 731
Scholarship Fund has quickly grown to over $4,000,000.00 in assets and has awarded fifty-four
(54) scholarships totaling $1,550,000.00.
This extraordinary benefit is available to each IBT Local 731 dependent/grandchild at no cost to
you, the member. Mandatory requirements for the scholarship benefit include maintaining at
least a “B” average while attending classes on a full-time basis or electing to earn at least twelve
(12) credits per semester. You may also apply if you have a dependent/grandchild already
enrolled in such a program who has maintained at least a “B” average. If you have an eligible
dependent/grandchild we encourage you to apply for a Teamsters Local Union No. 731
The 2017 IBT Local 731 Scholarship Awards are as follows:
■ One (1) award of $15,000.00 per year for up to four (4) years.
■ Two (2) awards of $10,000.00 per year for up to four (4) years.
■ Five (5) awards of $7,500.00 per year for up to four (4) years.
IRS tax rules require that if a grandchild is awarded a scholarship benefit, the value of the
scholarship may be taxable income to the member.
An Official Independent Scholarship Committee consisting of Teachers and Counselors review all
scholarship applications and they select the fortunate recipients.
To request an application or if you have additional questions, kindly visit our website “Forms and Notices” or contact the Fund Office at (630) 887-4150 and
request a Scholarship application.
Board of Trustees

Scholarship Application Form: Click Here

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Applications for this year’s William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available on our website ( The CFL will award 10 college scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, to 10 high school seniors. Please share this information with your members!

• The applicant must be a senior in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019.
• Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of a CFL-affiliated union.
• All applicants must complete the personal essay that answers the question: How has the Labor Movement impacted my life?

Completed applications must be received by the Chicago Federation of Labor by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Chicago Federation of Labor is located at 130 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60601. Applications may be dropped off at the office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

In Solidarity,

Don Villar

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2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

The administrating firm for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, ISTS,
has opened up the application system for the 2019 academic and
vocational/training scholarships. The application system is completely on-line and can be reached through the Fund’s website:

The Fund will be awarding academic scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and who are the sons, daughters or financial dependents of Teamster members. The academic awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.

The Fund is also accepting applications for Training and Vocational Program scholarships. These range from $500 to $2,000 and will be awarded to the sons, daughters or financial dependents of Teamster members who plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college or other training institution. Programs must be related to a Teamster-represented industry, class or craft. (Exact application procedures are outlined in the application on our website, )
ISTS will soon be sending out posters to advertise the scholarship program to every Teamster local union. The poster can also be found on the website. The deadline for all applications is March 31, 2019. If you have additional questions, please see the Fund website at and view the Frequently Asked Questions section.

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