Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BLET accepting applications for 2016 Hoffa scholarships

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The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer and Trainmen (BLET) announced on Dec. 18, 2015. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 31, 2016.

Applicants must be a son, daughter, or financially dependent grandchild of a BLET member in good standing in order to be eligible to apply.

Scholarship applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions. One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other 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.

Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. An impartial committee of university admissions selects recipients and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, and character, potential and financial need. The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund considers all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

For full eligibility requirements and to download the application along with other supporting materials, click HERE.

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