Alberta Scholarships

The Alberta Government through Alberta Student Aid, and in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other community organizations, offers a suite of scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students.

For most scholarships and awards, an application or a nomination process is required. Research your options because in some instances, you may even be eligible for more than one scholarship or award.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer:

To learn more, browse the Alberta Scholarships and Awards list:

Keyera Energy - Peter J. Renton Memorial Scholarship

The Keyera Energy Peter J. Renton Memorial Scholarship rewards and encourages Alberta students to pursue full-time studies in a post-secondary program in a field related to the oil and gas industry. 

Established in memory of Peter J. Renton who, during a career in the energy sector that spanned 40 years, recognized that environmental protection, social responsibility and a competent and experienced workforce are essential components of a successful business. He also believed in life long learning that builds upon education and experience.

Value:

Two scholarships of $3,000

Preference will be given to the previous year's recipient(s) providing the recipient(s) maintains a 3.0 GPA, out of 4, in their previous year of study (with a minimum course load of three courses per term). 

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

• be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible),
• be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:
- one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Canada for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies and be residing in Alberta, or
- Alberta is the last place the student has lived for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies, or
- the student's spouse/partner is an Alberta resident.
• have completed the requirements for high school graduation in Alberta,
• be enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Alberta post-secondary institution in Alberta in the first or second year of a degree/diploma program in a field of study supporting the oil and gas industry, including but not limited to: business, communications, sciences and engineering, technical programs and information technology, and
• have must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA), out of 4.

Application Process:

Applicants must include with their application the following:

  • A typed statement on how you would compare your personality and characteristics to those of Peter J. Renton.
  • References:
    - One reference from the School Principal or school representative.
    - One reference someone who is not connected with the school, e.g. employer, mentor, representative from a volunteer organization.

Each reference should include a letter commenting on both the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant. The letter must include the date, name, and signature of the referencing individual.

The award will be issued after Alberta Student Aid confirms full-time enrolment at a post-secondary institution.  

Selection Process:

Recipients will be selected by Alberta Student Aid based on a combination of community service, employment, leadership and/or academic achievement.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: