Financing 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
Below is a listing of a few 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
- Petroleum Services Association of Canada
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.
- Pengrowth Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship
A partnership between Pengrowth and the Province of Nova Scotia
that sees as many as 19 scholarship and research grants awarded
annually to Nova Scotian students pursuing education and careers in
the energy sector.
- Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CSEG Scholarship Trust Fund awards annual scholarships to
deserving geophysics students from universities across
- Canadian Society of Professional Geologists (CSPG)
CSPG supports numerous petroleum geology scholarships for
university students across the country.
- Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
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 in one of the Red Sealtrades.
Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary Guide
Provides over 380+ sources of scholarships and bursaries for
Aboriginals studying in Canada.
- Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
Scholarships are offered by CCTT member councils. Visit the
council links on the CCTT website appropriate to your province and
search for "scholarships."
Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
CAPL offers scholarships to individuals pursuing studies in
petroleum land management.
- Canada Student Grants Program
Consolidates federal student financial assistance grants into a
single program to effective post-secondary support for
Education, learning and student finance information for
Well Logging Society (CWLS)
CWLS offers yearly awards for engineering and earth sciences
undergraduate and graduate students in Canada.
- Engineers Canada
Scholarships are offered by member engineering associations. Visit
the association links on the Engineers Canada website appropriate
to your province and search for "scholarships."
- 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
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.
- Provincial Student Financial Assistance
Access financial aid, student loans, grants, scholarships and
bursaries by province.
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
Listing of scholarship funds from a variety of sources available
for students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas
- Scholarships Canada
Extensive database of scholarships, bursaries and
Free scholarship search service to assist high school seniors,
university and college students find information on scholarships,
bursaries, grants and other forms of financial
If your organization offers Canadian scholarship opportunities
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