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Scholarship Programs

Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund

The Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established for the betterment of our communities.   As an organization we believe that higher education is essential not only to the individual, but also to the welfare and future of our country which results in better leadership, higher ideals, fuller lives, and a deeper appreciation of social responsibility. Today's young adults need the opportunity to become better educated in order to face the challenges as our leaders of tomorrow. Please click here for a copy of Teamsters Local 79's Scholarship Fund Application. The application is self-explanatory regarding items needed to accompany the application as well as the deadline date for processing of the application. The Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 and your donations can be used for charitable tax deductions.

Teamsters 79 Caylor B. Wood Jr. Scholarship Fund Bio:

The Teamsters Local 79 Caylor B. Wood Jr. Scholarship Fund, established in 1995, stands as a beacon of educational opportunity and community commitment within its local region. Named in honor of Caylor B. Wood Jr., a dedicated advocate for both labor and education, this fund was created with the aim of fostering the dreams and aspirations of deserving high school seniors through the provision of educational scholarships.

**A Legacy of Giving:**

Caylor B. Wood Jr. was a respected figure within the Teamsters Local 79 community, known for his unwavering dedication to the principles of labor unions and the betterment of workers' lives. His legacy continues to inspire this scholarship fund, which was established to carry forward his commitment to education.

**Empowering Deserving Youth:**

For over two decades, the Teamsters Local 79 Caylor B. Wood Jr. Scholarship Fund has been instrumental in empowering promising young minds to pursue their academic and professional goals. The primary focus of the fund is to provide financial assistance to exceptional high school seniors within the local community, offering them a stepping stone toward a brighter future.

**Scholarships Awarded:**

Since its inception, the fund has awarded a total of 293 scholarships to dedicated and deserving applicants. These scholarships have not only lightened the financial burden of higher education but have also served as a testament to the dedication of Teamsters Local 79 to the advancement of the next generation.

**Nurturing Dreams:**

The Teamsters Local 79 Caylor B. Wood Jr. Scholarship Fund has played an integral role in nurturing the dreams of countless young individuals, helping them to realize their potential and make a positive impact on their communities and the world.

**Community Impact:**

Beyond the financial support, the scholarship fund has fostered a sense of community and solidarity among its recipients, encouraging them to give back to their local communities and uphold the values of hard work, education, and social responsibility that are central to the Teamsters' mission.

As it continues to make a profound impact on the lives of high school seniors and their families, the Teamsters Local 79 Caylor B. Wood Jr. Scholarship Fund remains dedicated to upholding the legacy of Caylor B. Wood Jr. by ensuring that the pursuit of education is accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. This enduring commitment to education and empowerment is a testament to the enduring values of the Teamsters Local 79 community and the vision of Caylor B. Wood Jr. himself.

2022/2023 Partners of Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund

Click here to view a list of the companies and individuals who have contributed to Local 79's Scholarship Fund.

Teamsters James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

In order to accommodate the increased number of applications, the Fund decided to have ISTS administer the application process this year.  The ISTS 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, )

The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2021. If you have additional questions, please see the Fund website at and view the Frequently Asked Questions section.


Page Last Updated: Sep 14, 2023 (07:50:58)

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