Syncrude

Syncrude is one of the largest operators in Canada’s oil sands industry, with a more than 50-year history of innovation. Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and with a large research and development facility in Edmonton, Syncrude is known for pioneering many of the technologies used today in the industry, including an expanding suite of techniques to improve environmental and economic performance. The company is also one of the largest employers of Indigenous people in Canada. Currently, around 10 per cent of its workforce is of First Nations, Métis or Inuit descent.

Syncrude Indigenous Engineering Scholarship

The Syncrude Indigenous Engineering scholarship provides support to Indigenous students who are enrolled or who will be enrolled in accredited, post-secondary engineering programs in Canada.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Engineering
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Any
Other: Although demonstrated financial need is the award’s primary consideration, other factors may also be considered, including community service and academic achievement.


Rod Hyde Indigenous Education Award

This award is to be distributed to Indigenous students who are attending post-secondary institutions across Canada with demonstrated financial need for contribution to education costs.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, 2021
Program of Study: Students must be enrolled full-time in a two or more year degree or diploma program, with a preference for those in education or sport/recreation fields. 
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Students must be from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, with a preference for students from Fort McKay. The First Nation and Métis communities and towns that are part of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo include: Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McMurray No. 468 First Nation and Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation; and Anzac, Conklin, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.