The start of the New Year is a time when your soon-to-graduate (you hope!) high school senior can start combing the Internet for scholarship money for college.  

Your Union is a good place to start for that.  Teamsters Local 117 offers links to a number of scholarships for graduating seniors, including the Local 117 Jeff Alfieri Scholarship, the Hoffa Scholarship, the Union Plus Scholarship, among others.

You can access information about scholarships in the member center section of the website. Just click on the sector you work in and then on the "scholarships and sponsorships" link.

Right out of the gate, your first union scholarship opportunity for 2014 is the Jerry Beckendorf scholarship established for the sons and daughters of union members in Pierce County.  View scholarship application and eligibility requirements here.

Other union scholarships will be posted as soon they are available.