We have received hundreds of college scholarship applications from across the US and Canada and are now in the process of evaluating them. The winners will be notified in July. This year, due to the generosity of our local unions, joint councils and corporate sponsors, we are planning to award $1,000,000 in total scholarship funds. We are proud to support the sons, daughters and financial dependents of our members as they pursue higher education.
Also part of our award program is the annual Essay Contest. The application form has now been posted to the Teamster website and soon, multiple copies of the Essay Contest application form will be sent to local unions. For your reference, a copy of the form is attached to this memorandum. Forty winning essays from each region (Eastern, Western, Central, Southern, Canadian) will be chosen for a total of 200 winning essays. Each winner of the essay contest will be awarded $1,000.
For those of you who are participating in the Golf and Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas in May, we look forward to seeing you and appreciate your on-going support of the Scholarship Fund.
Attached here is the application for this year's scholarships.