Students and parents are encouraged to browse the OTA Education Foundation’s website (www.otaef.com) for scholarship opportunities offered by the OTA Education Foundation under both general and endowed categories. The deadline to apply is July 15.
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 additional requirements.
Information and instructions for the general scholarships, as well as the J.O. Goodman, Bud Barr, George P. Ledson, and C.V. Hoar awards are detailed on the Foundation’s website.
Parents and their university- and college-aged children are urged to check out the many scholarship opportunities that are offered through the OTA Education 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.
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.
The OTA Education Foundation’s Endowed Scholarship program is funded entirely by one-time contributions by the organizations for which the scholarships are named. For more information, go to www.otaef.com.