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Suncor Energy Foundation

Suncor believes new skills, connections, and networks can support individuals to develop mindsets that help build stronger communities which can adapt through change. We work to ensure Indigenous peoples benefit from industrial development by providing opportunities in education, employment and business development. Confident individuals and innovative minds are an essential ingredient in the growth and evolution of communities and the businesses that serve them.

Suncor Energy Foundation Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades and Technology (ASTT) Program

The Awards for the ASTT Program shall be distributed to Indigenous students who are enrolled, or will be enrolled, in qualified programs including general education diploma, diploma and certificate programs in oil and gas, trades and technology fields, applied diploma or degree programs, academic upgrading or preparation, pre-trades training, apprenticeship education programs and pre-employment training in Canada.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Preference to students who are enrolled or will be enrolled in programs in oil and gas, trades and technology fields, applied diploma or degree programs, academic upgrading or preparation, pre-trades training, apprenticeship education programs and pre-employment training in Canada.
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any


Suncor Energy Foundation Indigenous Awards

The Suncor Energy Foundation Indigenous Awards were created to assist First Nation, Inuit and Métis students who are pursuing post-secondary education in Canada, primarily in the areas of engineering, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies and computer science.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Engineering, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies and computer science.
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any


Suncor Energy Foundation Rick George Award

This award is in honour of Rick George, Suncor’s past president and CEO. He was committed to supporting and working with Indigenous communities. This award supports the development of business and technical-trades skills for students to meet future workforce needs.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Engineering, law and business
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
Other: Applicants must be students studying in Alberta