Teamsters Local 493
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New London, Conn
New London, Conn



    Training and Vocational Programs

    To: All Teamsters Local 493 Members

    Please be advised that the applications for the 2018 year Training and Vocational Program James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are now available at the Local for distribution or can be downloaded from the Teamster website (

    All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria:

    • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses)of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamsters Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified) as a member in “good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution.
    • Plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college, or other training institution, within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
    • Training or vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster represented industry, class or craft.

    The Local Union office must receive applications no later than Monday, March 31, 2018 in order to be timely in forwarding them to the IBT.

  • Teamsters JC 10 New England Scholarship Fund

    If you have a son or daughter that is a high school senior and plans to attend college – request a scholarship application today!

    The sons and daughters of Teamster members have the opportunity to apply for the annual scholarship offered by the Joint Council 10 of New England. This scholarship program selects a minimum of one student from each Local Union by random drawing at Joint Council 10 Executive Board Meeting. High School Seniors that plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

    To request a scholarship application, please contact the Local Union Office at (860) 848-9201.

    Applications must be received by the Local Union no later than April 13, 2018. Request your application today!

  • Local 493 Edward W. Rice Scholarship Awards

    Please be advised that Local 493 will provide scholarships for members’ children as in the past.

    Applications for the Edward W. Rice Scholarship Awards are available for the year 2018. Download the application here, or you can call 860-848-9201 X 10 and leave a message for an application

    If you would like to recieve application by returned mail, please send your written request for application to:

    Thomas E. Schlink, Secretary-Treasurer
    Teamsters Local 493
    P.O. Box 485
    Uncasville, CT 06382

    Eligibility requirements: Any dependent son or daughter, entering or presently attending college, of an active, paid up member of Teamsters Local 493, who has been a member for not less than two years at the applications deadline.

    Include a short essay on “GROWING UP IN A UNION FAMILY”, with remittance of your application to the Local, it is mandatory that you include a Letter of Attendance or Acceptance from the school that he/she is attending or planning to attend. The deadline to receive applications is Friday, June 1, 2018.

    The drawing for the scholarships will be on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the regular quarterly meeting. It is mandatory that the member submitting a son or daughter’s name be present at the quarterly meeting scheduled for the drawing.