Local 731 offer scholarship opportunities to its members in the quest of fostering good union and improving their daily living. The famous scholarships are provided in remembrance of the founder, James Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund that was established in November 1999 (Teamsters, local union para. 2). The fund was established solely for providing scholarships to dependants and children of the members of the international brotherhood of teamster (Teamsters, Local Union para. 3). The contributions to the fund are deductable and tranfered as charitable contributions as per the requirements of the law. Furthermore, internal union offers in-kind services to the fund like hosting of web site geared at befitting the members, their children and dependents.