Teamsters Local 25 awarded college scholarships worth $56,000 to 28 high school students, including an Andover High School graduate.
Michael Long, a recent graduate of AHS, will attend the University of Illinois this fall. He is the son of Andrew Long, a Teamsters Local 25 member who works for the Tewksbury School Committee.
"Teamsters Local 25 feels a deep responsibility to provide opportunities for the youth who will be our next leaders," said President Sean M. O’Brien. “During these uncertain times, we cannot forget the importance of supporting and inspiring the next generation to greatness. These students who earned scholarships are smart, engaged and hard-working.”
Since 2006, Teamsters Local 25 has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. All students are children or grandchildren of Local 25 members or retirees.
Teamsters Local 25 is the largest Teamsters Union in New England, representing 12,000 workers.