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OTA accepting applications for memorial scholarship

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation is seeking applicants for its Pro...


TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation is seeking applicants for its Professional Driver Memorial Scholarship.

 

Founded in the memory of heroic trucker David Virgoe, who died after steering his truck into a ditch to avoid hitting other motorists as street racers sped by, the scholarship is available to a university or college student whose parent has been seriously hurt or killed while driving a commercial vehicle.

 

The scholarship is worth $1,600. To be eligible, applicants must be: enrolled in or registered to attend a recognized Canadian university or college on a full-time basis; be under the age of 25 as of Jan. 1, 2008; and be the child of a professional driver (employee or owner/operator) who has died or been seriously injured as a direct result of his/her driving occupation within the previous five years.

 

The deadline is Aug. 30.

 

For more info or to apply, visit the OTA Education Foundation Web site.


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