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.


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.

How to Apply

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.

  • A copy of official post-secondary transcript, if in the second year of the program.

  • 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.


Apply for this scholarship between August 1 to October 31.

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 public university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer.

For more information, see Alberta Post-secondary institutions.