Scholarships Available for University and College Students


Students and parents are encouraged to browse the OTA Education Foundation’s website ( for scholarship opportunities offered by the OTA Education Foundation. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 and $1,000 respectively to help them fund their tuition and other academic fees.

Applicants must meet all 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 Awards. While the same application form can be used, there are additional requirements. Applicants are assessed on criteria which include academic achievement, service to community, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Winners for these three awards are chosen by the Foundation’s Selection Committee.

The Student Scholarship Application Package for the 2021/2022 academic year contains complete information and instructions, along with all the necessary forms for the general scholarships, as well as the J.O. Goodman, Bud Barr, George P. Ledson, and C.V. Hoar awards.

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. Go to the Foundations website to download the 2021 Scholarship Application package or to make a donation.

The OTA Education Foundation is a charitable institution devoted to the furtherance of education for Ontario post-secondary students. Established in 1958, the Foundation was founded with the goal of providing assistance to Ontario students with links to the Ontario trucking industry, who have demonstrated a commitment to academic success, personal goals, and community service, regardless of their field of study.

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