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).
- 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.
- 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.
Recipients will be selected by Alberta Student Aid based on a combination of community service, employment, leadership and/or academic achievement.
For more information, see Alberta Post-secondary institutions.