Scholarships and Awards

For more than 30 years, Syncrude has provided financial support to students attending educational institutions in Alberta. We’re proud to have helped thousands of students get the education they need to build successful careers in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, trades, nursing, education and environmental sciences. And we are pleased to continue to offer assistance through numerous scholarships and awards.

Through significant endowments and scholarships at several Alberta education institutions, Syncrude supports hundreds of students pursuing studies in a variety of fields. Many of the awards are prioritized for Indigenous and northern Alberta recipients.

Keyano College, Fort McMurray:

  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. Nursing Entrance Scholarship (1)
  • Charles Ruigrok Syncrude Canada Ltd. Athletic Award (2)
  • Marjorie Sullivan Endowment Award - Business Administration or University Studies (1)
  • Scott Sullivan Endowment Award - Trades or Power Engineering & Process Operations (1)
  • Mark Ward Aboriginal Endowment Award (1)

For more information visit Keyano Student Services

Athabasca University, Athabasca:

  • The Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship

For more information visit Athabasca University

MacEwan University, Edmonton:

  • Syncrude Bachelor of Science in Engineering Award (1)
  • Syncrude Bachelor of Commerce Aboriginal Award (2)
  • Stephen Mandel Aboriginal Business Award (1)

For more information visit MacEwan University

University of Alberta, Edmonton:

  • Dr. Jim Carter Syncrude Mining Scholarship
  • Syncrude Award in Conservation and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Elsie Yanik Scholarship in Nursing

  • Dr. Elsie Yanik Scholarship in Native Studies

For more information visit: University of Alberta Students’ Award Office

NorQuest College, Edmonton:

  • Jim Carter Aboriginal Student Award (4)

For more information visit NorQuest College

Mount Royal University, Calgary:

  • Eric P. Newell Scholarship

For more information, visit Mount Royal University

Portage College, Lac La Biche:

  • Syncrude University Studies Scholarship (2 – Aboriginal students only)

For more information visit Portage College

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

  • Syncrude Aboriginal Scholarship
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aboriginal Woman Scholarship
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aboriginal Heavy Equipment Technician Scholarship
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. RAP Scholarship

For more information visit