The ATCO Pipelines and ATCO Gas Indigenous Education Awards Program is aimed at supporting Indigenous students from First Nations and Métis communities in close proximity to our facilities. Successful applicants will demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in the pursuit of education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are awarded to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.Since the program was launched in 2011, this program has seen 132 awards provided to students from across the province.
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There are three different awards available:
Merit Awards - merit awards of $500 to be granted each year; Must be attending High School or upgrading(completing grades 10-12); Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years
Bursaries - bursaries of $1,000 to be granted each year; Must be registered in a recognized trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years
Scholarships - scholarships of $1,500 to be awarded each year; Must be registered in a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years
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ELIGIBILITYAll applicants must be enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary educational program, be Canadian citizens of Indigenous ancestry and originate from within 50km of ATCO Pipelines or ATCO Gas facilities. ATCO employees and/or their children will not be considered for these awards.HOW TO APPLYThe deadline to submit an application is August 1st annually. Applications received after that date will not be considered during the review and selection process.
The following information must ALL be included in the application package in order to be regarded for any one of these awards:
A completed application form
One reference letter from a teacher, faculty member, employer or community leader
A short essay (minimum 250 words) describing why you are a suitable candidate for the award
Proof of enrollment for the upcoming semester in a secondary or post-secondary institution
Transcripts from a secondary and/or post-secondary institution in which you are currently enrolled
Mail or deliver completed application packages, and direct official transcripts, to:Corporate CommunicationsATCO Pipelines#1200, 909 – 11th Avenue SWCalgary, AB T2R 1L8SELECTIONAll applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from various departments within ATCO Pipelines and ATCO Gas. Committees will be established each year specifically to review candidate submissions for this program.NOTIFICATIONAll applicants will be notified by November 15th whether or not they have been selected to receive an award. Successful applicants will be formally presented with their awards by a representative from ATCO at a community or school event. Whenever possible, a summary of the program, presentation photos and the award recipient names will be listed in local newspapers and/or other media.
Should you have questions about these awards, feel free to contact Corporate Communications at 403.245.7300 or via email.Adobe Acrobat is required to view some of the information on this page - download FREE reader here.
Photo: Isabelle Dumont, Joe Wesley, Erin Solway - 2015 Award Recipients
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2015 Scholarship Recipient - Kelsey Solway
Kelsey is a member of the Siksika Nation and the Blackfoot Nation. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Communications with a major in journalism from Mount Royal University... read more.
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