Scholarships + GrantsFinancing your education requires careful thought and planning. Expenses for tuition, student fees, books, housing and other expenses while studying full-time can definitely add up! Luckily, there are a number of resources, tools and information to help you access the right type of funding depending on your needs.
There are also many programs available, such as special scholarships, awards, bursaries and grants to help you finance your education.
Below is a listing of a few funding resources and organizations that offer scholarships for students pursuing an education leading to a career in the petroleum industry. Many government programs also exist to help students subsidize their post-secondary education. Check with your educational institution as well - there may be more scholarship options offered by your school or within your program of study.
Student Financial Assistance
Information and tools to help you save, plan and pay for your education.
Petroleum Services Association of Canada Scholarships
Financial assistance to employees or children of employees at PSAC member companies. Also provides funding for scholarships to students in petroleum-related or trades programs at five technical institutions in western Canada.
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Scholarships
CSEG Scholarship Trust Fund awards annual scholarships to deserving geophysics students from universities across Canada.
Canadian Society of Professional Geologists (CSPG) Scholarships
CSPG supports numerous petroleum geology scholarships for university students across the country.
There are two grants available for apprentices in a Red Seal trade. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year (level) of an apprenticeship program. The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant of $2,000 for registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification.
AMMSA Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary Guide
Provides over 380+ sources of scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginals studying in Canada.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
CAPL offers scholarships and mentorships to individuals pursuing studies in petroleum land management.
Education, learning and student finance information for Canadians.
Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS)
CWLS offers yearly awards for engineering and earth sciences undergraduate and graduate students in Canada.
NOIA-Hibernia Commemorative Scholarship
Annual scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating high school student in Newfoundland and Labrador, entering post-secondary studies and intending to pursue a petroleum-related career.
Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program
Scholarships are offered to students entering business, engineering, science, environmental and energy related programs at a university or community college, after completing Grade 12 at any Nova Scotia high school.
Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarships
Listing of scholarship funds from a variety of sources available for students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry.
Extensive database of scholarships, bursaries and grants.
Free scholarship search service to assist high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.