NOTE: A list of this year’s scholarship winners and their schools follows this release.
Sixteen students across Nova Scotia have been awarded scholarships to help pursue careers in the energy sector.
The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program is offered to high school students who will study in an energy-related field during their post-secondary education. This year, eight $10,000 renewable scholarships were awarded to students taking energy-related studies at university. There were also eight $2,500 scholarships presented to students accepted into trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College.
“I strongly believe that this scholarship program is an amazing opportunity for students,” said Cali Kehoe, a winner of this year’s university scholarship. “I am very proud and grateful to be one of the recipients. I look forward to putting this money to great use in building my engineering future.”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship. Since 2005, Pengrowth Management Limited, Pengrowth Energy Corporation and the province have invested over $3 million in the scholarship program and more than 180 students have benefited.
“Pengrowth is thrilled to be celebrating the 10 years of success that the scholarship program has had thus far,” said Jim MacDonald, director of Pengrowth’s East Coast operations. “We love the enthusiasm of these students and we’re very happy to provide financial assistance to help them become more involved in the ever-growing Nova Scotia energy field.”
“As we develop a world-class energy sector in our province, it is extremely important that we continue to support our students’ education and research in this field,” said Energy Minister Andrew Younger. “We believe this scholarship makes a huge difference in the lives of the recipients. We’re delighted to partner with Pengrowth and help Nova Scotia students build promising careers in a field they’re passionate about.”
This year’s Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program recipients were chosen based on their academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry. Students with an interest to study in an energy-related field are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
Pengrowth Energy Corporation is a dividend-paying intermediate Canadian oil and natural gas producer, headquartered in Calgary.