The OTA (Ontario Trucking Association) Education Foundation is a charitable institution devoted to furthering education for Ontario post-secondary students. The foundation was established by visionaries of the Ontario trucking industry who wanted to put their best foot forward and support the goal of financially assisting students. Since 1958, they’ve helped create various scholarship opportunities for Ontario’s youth regardless of their field of study.
Although the OTA supports a wide assortment of individuals, they seek people who constantly demonstrate commitment to academic success, outstanding community service involvement and who have or plan to have an affiliation with the trucking industry. Through its scholarship program, the OTA continues its legacy by investing in future generations of children whose parents work in Ontario’s trucking workforce in both driving and non-driving positions.
Service to Community Scholarship
Since 2008, The Erb Group of Companies annually sponsors a scholarship fund of $1,000 to help support its mission of assisting future generations of parents in the trucking industry.
We continue to sponsor the ‘Service to Community’ award, honouring a student who demonstrates exemplary community spirit or support and charitable involvement. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year post-secondary student entering a public Ontario college or university directly from high school with a passion for bringing people together and working toward community causes. We feel so strongly about the importance of community service as its ingrained in our company culture. We believe, by serving our customers, we can also serve our communities and share our good fortune with families, friends and the neighbourhoods where we live and work.
The OTA Education Foundation Selection Committee will select the scholarship recipients and grant the maximum scholarship amount of $1,000. Recipient is chosen by a committee selected by the OTA Education Fund. See the eligibility criteria in detail and make another cool move in your college or university career!
- Applicants must be a resident of Ontario.
- 25 years of age or younger, from the start of the semester that the scholarship applies.
- Applicants must be enrolled in their first year at an Ontario college or university program directly out of secondary school and granted a degree or diploma by the end of their education.
To read more about application deadlines, visit the OTA Education Foundation website.