The OTA Education Foundation
The OTA Education Foundation is a charitable institution devoted to the furtherance of education for Ontario post-secondary students. Established in 1958, by visionaries of the Ontario trucking industry, the Foundation was founded with the goal of providing assistance to Ontario students, regardless of their field of study, who have demonstrated their commitment to academic success, community service, and who have or plan to have an affiliation with the trucking industry.
Today, the Foundation, through its Scholarship Program, continues this tradition by assistingchildren of parents who work in Ontario’s trucking industry.
Our Mission - The OTA Education Foundation is committed to providing Ontario post-secondary students, regardless of their field of study, with financial assistance to fund university and college tuition and related expenses. This is evident through our stated mission:
“To enlighten and educate Ontario University and college students to the economic importance of a prosperous trucking industry, and to encourage them to consider career and job opportunities in trucking by providing recognition and financial assistance for post-secondary education for children of workers of Ontario-based trucking and related companies”.
“The OTA Education Foundation’s scholarship program, which is largely supported by donations from the Ontario trucking and trucking services industries, provides financial assistance to post-secondary students with links to the Ontario trucking industry. With tuition and related fees on a steady upward climb, financial assistance from scholarships is increasingly important for students. I encourage members of the Ontario trucking industry to continue to support this unique scholarship opportunity that has been established for children of parents who make their livelihoods in trucking.”
President, J. D. Smith and Sons Limited
Chairman, OTA Education Foundation