(April 30, 2012) -- The OTA Education Foundation is inviting
qualified individuals to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the
Ontario Trucking Association, which will aid one university student who
is the son or daughter of a professional truck driver.
The scholarship recognizes the hard work and dedication of commercial
truck drivers who safely share the road with the general motoring public
every day, and who keep Ontario's economy moving. One scholarship of
$1,600 is available annually for an applicant who meets the scholarship
criteria, and who submits a completed application and supporting
documents by July 15th.
"OTA is pleased to partner with the Education Foundation to offer
this scholarship each year," says OTA president David Bradley. "The role
that truck drivers play in the efficient movement of goods is an
important one. Recognizing the work that they do by offering one
scholarship each year to the son or daughter of a truck driver is a way
for us to show our appreciation."
To be considered for a scholarship, students must be 25 years of age
or under as of January 1, 2012, enrolled in a recognized Ontario
university on a full-time basis, and the child of a commercial driver
(employed or owner-operator) who has been driving professionally for
minimum of five years. Applicants will also have to describe why they
think their parents are outstanding professional drivers. Complete
details are provided in the application located here.
The OTA Professional Driver Memorial Scholarship was announced in
2007 following the tragic death of Ontario truck driver David Virgoe.
The scholarship is funded by an endowed fund established by the Ontario
Trucking Association and is administered by the OTA Education
Ontario carriers are urged to share this unique scholarship
opportunity with their drivers. For more information, contact the
Foundation’s executive director, Betsy Sharples at email@example.com