Teamsters Local No. 59 – Scholarship Information

Umberto "Battle" Cruz and Ashley P. Freitas Scholarship Fund

Download & print the application here.

The generosity of the members of Teamsters Union Local No. 59 have made it possible for us to maintain the Fund and award $15.000.00 in scholarships. Six (6) scholarships will be given to students entering college and nine (9) scholarships will be given to students already attending college, $1,000.00 for each student.

Notices for the Local 59 Scholarship will be mailed to Stewards annually in March.

Our officers have appointed the following Scholarship Committee:

Joseph S. Finnerty
Former Director of Housing, New Bedford, MA

William Q. MacLean, Jr.
Former Senator, State of Massachusetts

David J. Ferreira
Former Superintendent-Director, Old Colony Reg. Voc-Tec High School

Application forms must be filled out and returned to the Local No. 59 Union Hall at 27 So. Sixth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a drawing at the regular monthly meeting on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of qualified members, excluding Union Officers and Employees.
  2. Qualified dependents of Local No. 59 active members in good standing are eligible to apply, including those members in good standing that have received a withdrawal card within one year of the deadline for applications, due to layoff, illness or injury.
  3. Applicants must be under age 24 at the time of the deadline for applications.
  4. Applicants must be full-time students attending a University College or Junior College accredited by the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education. These institutions are listed in Accredited Institutions of Higher Education, published by the American Council of Education.
  5. Qualified applicants are eligible to apply one time per year, not to exceed four years.
  6. First year students will receive their scholarship upon proof of acceptance into the second semester.
  7. Scholarship money will be awarded directly to the applicant, unless we have been notified to forward it to the College.
  8. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  9. The name of one alternate will be drawn in each classification.
  10. Application forms must be filled out and returned to the Local No. 59 Union Hall at 27 So. Sixth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017.
  11. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a drawing at the regular monthly meeting on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
  12. Scholarships will not be issued to applicants that fail to meet all of the above listed requirements.

Download & print the application here.

Good Luck and Best Wishes.

Fraternally yours,

George F. Belanger
Secretary-Treasurer & Executive Officer
Teamsters Union Local No. 59

TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL #10 SCHOLARSHIP:
Issued annually in January.
Please contact the Union Office for an Application.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS SCHOLARSHIP:
James P. Hoffa Scholarship, issued annually in September.
Please contact the Union Office for an application, or download a copy online at www.teamster.org.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS ESSAY:
James P. Hoffa Essay Scholarship, issued annually in June.
Please contact the Union Office for an application, or download a copy online at www.teamster.org.
GREATER SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS LABOR COUNCIL:
Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council, issued annually in February.
Please contact the Union Office for an application, or download a copy online at www.gsmlaborcouncil.org/scholarships.

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