The Foundation offers a wide array of scholarships that reflect the priorities and values of the companies that endowed the funds and then worked with the Foundation in developing unique scholarship opportunities.
Bison Transport Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a Transportation, Logistics, Human Resources or Business program at a public Canadian university or college.
The Erb Group of Companies “Service to Community” Scholarship: Awarded to a first-year Ontario post-secondary student, who demonstrates a commitment to his/her community, through involvement in community and/or charitable volunteer work.
J.D. Smith & Sons “Leaders of Tomorrow” Scholarship: Awarded to an Ontario 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 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 success.
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.
The Foundation’s board encourages students to take the time to review all the scholarship opportunities that the Foundation offers. The endowed scholarships are offered in addition to the Foundation’s General Scholarships, which are available exclusively to children of parents who work in trucking and trucking-related companies. Endowed scholarship 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.