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

Eligibility Criteria

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). 

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 maintained 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;

  • copy of an official post-secondary transcript, if in the second year of the program; and

  • a reference letter from the School Principal or school representative. The reference should include the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant and must include the date, name, and signature of the referencing individual.

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 – 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.