TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation once again offering the OTA Professional Driver Memorial Scholarship to a university student who is the son or daughter of a professional truck driver.
The $1,600 scholarship, sponsored by the Ontario Trucking Association, is available annually for an applicant who meets the scholarship criteria, and who submits a completed application and supporting documents by July 15.
The scholarship was announced in 2007 following the death of Ontario truck driver David Virgoe to recognize “the hard work and dedication of commercial truck drivers who safely share the road with the general motoring public every day, and who keep Ontario’s economy moving,” according to scholarship officials.
“OTA is pleased to partner with the Education Foundation to offer this scholarship each year,” says OTA president David Bradley. “The role that truck drivers play in the efficient movement of goods is an important one. Recognizing the work that they do by offering one scholarship each year to the son or daughter of a truck driver is a way for us to show our appreciation.”
To be considered for a scholarship, students must be 25 years of age or under as of Jan. 1, 2012, enrolled in a recognized Ontario university on a full-time basis, and the child of a commercial driver (employed or owner/operator) who has been driving professionally for minimum of five years. Applicants also have to describe why they think their parents are outstanding professional drivers.
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