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OTA Education Foundation seeking scholarship applications via new Web site

TORONTO, Ont. -- The OTA Education Foundation is seeking applications from university- and college-aged for its endowed scholarship program. The scholarships are offered in addition to the Foundation General Scholarships which are available...


TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation is seeking applications from university- and college-aged for its endowed scholarship program. The scholarships are offered in addition to the Foundation General Scholarships which are available exclusively to children of parents who work in trucking and trucking-related companies. Recipients are chosen by the Foundation’s Selection Committee.

“Students can apply for as many scholarships as they want, and are eligible to win more than one,” says Foundation’s chairman, Scott Smith of J. D. Smith and Sons.

Available scholarships include:

Bison Transport Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a recognized Transportation, Logistics, Human Resources or Business program at a Canadian University or College.

The Erb Group of Companies “Service to Community” Scholarship: Awarded to a first-year post-secondary student enrolled in a recognized college or university, who demonstrates a commitment to his/her community, through his/her involvement in community and/or charitable volunteer work.

J.D. Smith & Sons “Leaders of Tomorrow” Scholarship: Awarded to a university student who demonstrates a commitment to his/her community, school or other volunteer undertaking while demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities.

OTA Allied Trades Division Scholarships: Awarded to one university student and one college student, who has completed at least one year of post-secondary education, and who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his/her academic performance.

OTA Professional Driver Memorial Scholarship Award: Awarded to one university student each year who is the son or daughter of a professional commercial truck driver.

For more information or to download application forms, visit the Foundation’s new Web site at www.otaef.com.


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