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The application process for 2024 scholarships has opened. Students have three months to submit their applications to meet the July 15 deadline. Students and parents alike are encouraged to browse the OTA Education Foundation’s website for scholarship opportunities offered by the OTA Education Foundation under both general and endowed categories.

General scholarship applicants must meet eligibility criteria and be sponsored by an Ontario trucking or trucking services/supply company that employs or contracts a parent of the applicant. In addition, students must submit a brief essay that answers a question about the trucking industry.

Students entering their first year of post-secondary directly from high school are eligible to apply for the J.O. Goodman, the Bud Barr, George P. Ledson, or the C.V. Hoar Award, for which there are a few additional requirements.

Parents and their university- and college-aged children are urged to check out the many scholarship opportunities that are offered through the Foundation’s endowed scholarship program. These annual scholarships have been established by trucking and service supply organizations through endowments that are managed by the Foundation. The OTA Education Foundation’s Endowed Scholarship program is funded entirely by one-time contributions by the organizations for which the scholarships are named.

All applications can be submitted using the Foundation’s online process for both general and endowed scholarships.

Help fund 2024 Scholarships for students with ties to the trucking industry: Donations Welcome!

General scholarships are funded by annual donations, which, in large part, come from Ontario trucking and allied trades companies. The number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent on the amount that the Foundation receives in donations. Click here for information on how to donate using our secure online website or by cheque.

Founded in 1958, the OTA Education Foundation is a registered charity that is devoted to the furtherance of education for Ontario post-secondary students who have links to the trucking industry. For more information, go to

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