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Eight Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) families received scholarships from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for the 2015-16 academic year. Two students won $10,000 awards, which are renewed on annual basis. The winners of those awards were:• Zane Thomas, son of Erik Thomas of Division 681 (Milford, Utah), a Union Pacific locomotive engineer; and • Megan Western, daughter of Russell Western of Division 662 (Los Angeles), a BNSF Railway Co. locomotive engineer.The remaining six students won one-time $1,000 awards:• Braden Hausauer, son of Kevin Hausauer of Division 746 (Mandan, N.D.), a BNSF locomotive engineer; • Shannon Schuetz, daughter of C.A. Schuetz of Division 444 (St. Louis, Mo.), a Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer; • Haley Pereira, daughter of S. Pereira of Division 57 (Boston), a Keolis Commuter Services locomotive engineer;• Blake Gambel, son of Chad Gambel of Division 604 (Madill, Okla.), a BNSF locomotive engineer; • Delton Hall, son of Doug Hall of Division 299 (Amarillo, Texas), a BNSF Railway Co. locomotive engineer; and• Jackson Airhart, son of Jack Airhart, secretary-treasurer of Division 944 (Forney, Texas), a Union Pacific Railroad locomotive engineer.The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships annually to high school seniors who are children of International Brotherhood of Teamsters members. The BLET is a part of Teamsters.