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Students urged to pursue OTA scholarships

TORONTO, Ont. -- The OTA Education Foundation is urging university and college students to pursue the various scholarship opportunities offered under its endowed scholarship program. The scholarships have been established by trucking and...


TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation is urging university and college students to pursue the various scholarship opportunities offered under its endowed scholarship program. The scholarships have been established by trucking and service supply companies through endowments managed by the foundation.

The 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 have 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 in the memory of a true truck hero, David Virgoe, who lost his life in a crash caused by street racers, for children of Ontario truck drivers who are killed or seriously injured on the road.           

In addition, the following endowed scholarships have been established in conjunction with specific education institutions such as high schools and colleges. Winners are selected by the schools’ respective selection committees:

Don Anderson Haulage Business Scholarship/Don Anderson Haulage Technology Scholarship
Awarded to two students graduating from Stouffville District Secondary School who are pursuing educations in business or technology at the college level.

Glasvan Great Dane Truck-Trailer Service Technician Scholarship
Awarded to two high-achieving students each year who are enrolled in the Truck Trailer Service Co-op program at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Grant’s Transport Math Scholarship
Awarded to the top university-bound math student graduating from Timiskaming District Secondary School.

Trailcon Leasing Truck-Trailer Service Technician Scholarship
Awarded to one student each year who is enrolled in the Truck Trailer Service Co-op program at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

TST Overland Express International Transportation and Customs Scholarship
Awarded to two students entering their second year in Seneca College’s International Transportation and Customs diploma program.

For more information, visit www.ontruck.org/educationfoundation.


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