Celebrating Success: Teamsters Local 987 Local Scholarship Winners

    Teamsters 987 proudly supports members and their families by offering the Local 987 Membership Scholarship. This initiative provides financial assistance to Teamsters Local 987 members and their children, aiding in their education and career advancement.

    We’re excited to announce the latest recipients of this scholarship, highlighting our dedication to empowering our members and their loved ones. Each recipient embodies our union’s values of dedication, perseverance, and excellence. We applaud their efforts and wish them success in their pursuits.

    Meet our recent Teamsters Local 987 scholarship recipients

    H3: Ryan

    Ryan is in his second year at the University of Alberta, studying a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and aspires to attend medical school.

    I take an interest in the health sciences and have a passion for helping and educating people. Studying in a professional health program will fulfill my goals.”


    Tarnisha is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Macewan University, with future aspirations to gain experience as a registered nurse before pursuing a master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner.

    “I see nursing as an avenue that can help nurture the health of my church, Liberian, and broader community engagements, including the medical community.”


    Gurmukh will use his scholarship award to further his education and training to achieve his class 1 driver’s license.

    “This education helps me to become a professional driver.”


    Emmanuel is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Yorkville University, with a focus in Supply Chain Management. This scholarship will help Emmanuel learn a variety of areas in supply chain, and ultimately determine what area of specialization he’d like to work in.


    Mikayla is currently attending the Alberta Academy of Aesthetics, with the hopes to start working in a Medical Spa once she finishes her courses. This will give her the hands-on experience needed to start her own salon.

    “Taking this course will give me the certificates I need to perform medical aesthetic services safely.”


    Harshpreet is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta, with future aspirations to become a teacher and open a tutoring school.


    Esha is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Calgary. Her future aspirations include becoming a pharmacist or working for a big tech company as a software engineer/data analyst.

    “This education puts me in the exact environment to assist people who are in need.”

    Unlocking opportunities: The benefits of union membership

    Teamsters 987 members gain access to a variety of benefits. One of these benefits is being able to access various scholarships aimed at supporting members and their families. We strongly believe in the importance of further education in shaping brighter futures and strive to make it more accessible for our members. Let’s take a closer look at the scholarships available to Teamsters 987 members and their families.

    James R. Hoffa Scholarship

    Named in honor of the late Teamsters leader, this scholarship fund was created to help sons, daughters, and financial dependents of eligible Teamsters members pay for tuition at post-secondary institutes. Students in their last year of high school can apply for up to $10,000 worth of scholarships, if they plan on enrolling in college or university programs. They can also apply for a scholarship of up to $2,000 if they’re attending a training or vocational program in a Teamsters-related industry.

    Teamsters Canada Scholarship

    Designed to support Canadian Teamsters members, this scholarship is tailored for members who wish to continue their education, sign up for courses or a trade school, or branch out into a new industry. This scholarship helps members afford tuition for post-secondary and certificate programs.

    Teamsters 987 Local Scholarship

    Available exclusively to members and their immediate dependent children of Teamsters 987, this scholarship is tailored to meet the educational needs of our local community. This scholarship offers financial aid to members and their immediate dependent children to help them reach their career goals and advance themselves in their personal life.

    IBT Scholarship Fund

    The newly announced IBT Scholarship Fund further expands opportunities for Teamsters and their families across various academic disciplines. This fund provides $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors of eligible Teamsters members.

    These scholarships demonstrate our union’s unity and commitment to our members’ future. By providing financial support for education, we empower individuals to reach new heights of success and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

    Supporting members inside and outside the workplace

    We’re dedicated to supporting our members in and out of the workplace. Inside the workplace, we advocate for industry-leading wages, benefits, and safe working conditions through collective bargaining agreements and ongoing representation. Our aim is to empower members to thrive at work, ensuring they receive fair treatment and have access to essential resources.

    Outside of work, Teamsters 987 provides a robust support system designed to enhance the lives of our members and their families. From educational opportunities such as scholarships, we’re committed to fostering a strong and resilient community.


    Through our scholarship programs and other member benefits, we remain dedicated to supporting our members in their pursuit of knowledge and excellence. By standing with our members through thick and thin, and supporting their professional and personal endeavors, we ensure that every member feels valued, empowered, and equipped to succeed in all aspects of life. Through our comprehensive networks, we strive to build a community where members can thrive both inside and outside the workplace, knowing they have the backing of a united and supportive union.

    Join us in building a brighter future together. Contact us to learn more about starting a union and the membership benefits that come with it.

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