NOTE: A list of this year’s scholarship winners and their schools follows this release.
More promising young Nova Scotians are being supported in their pursuit of rewarding careers that could help brighten the province’s energy future.
Sixteen post-secondary students and one graduate student have earned the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship, and the Energy Innovation Grant.
“Receiving the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship has raised my academic confidence and reduced the stress associated with being a student,” said Luke Macmillan, a 2017 scholarship recipient.
This scholarship is offered to Nova Scotia high school students pursuing post-secondary studies in an energy-related field.
Eight young Nova Scotians enrolled in energy-related university programs will receive a renewable scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years. Eight other students enrolled in trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500.
“Just like our smart and talented students, Nova Scotia’s energy sector is filled with potential,” said Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Together we can make the most of the opportunities in front of us so young people have the chance to start and grow their careers at home, and Nova Scotia has a more prosperous future.”
Halifax native Connor Dalzell, a master’s student in applied science at Saint Mary’s University, is this year’s recipient of the $10,000 Energy Innovation Grant, awarded over two years. Mr. Dalzell’s graduate project will explore the hydrocarbon formation process within hydrothermal vent sediments at Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.
Pengrowth Energy Corporation, Pengrowth Management Limited, and the Government of Nova Scotia have together invested more than $3 million to give students the opportunity to pursue their passions in the energy sector. Since 2005, about 250 scholarships have been awarded.
Scholarship and grant recipients are chosen based on academic standing, community involvement and interest in the Nova Scotia energy industry. Scholarship recipients are enrolled at the Nova Scotia Community College and in widely recognized programs at universities across Canada.
Pengrowth Energy Corporation is an intermediate Canadian oil and natural gas producer, located in Calgary, Alberta.