We think the best way to prepare a community for the future is to equip its youth with practical skills to help them achieve their full potential. That’s why nearly half of our annual contributions are directed toward education and youth programs.
We partner with post-secondary institutions in Western Canada to provide youth with practical skills to help them achieve their full potential. In 2012 over $800,000 went to post-secondary schools where our employees live and work. Schools that were funded include University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, Mount Royal University, SAIT, NAIT and Aurora College. Some programs combine our two focus areas, such as the Industrial Safety and Risk Management at the University of Alberta or the Schulich School of Engineering Solar Car program at the University of Calgary.
The Centennial Scholarship Program was developed to support young Canadians, with academic excellence and demonstrated leadership, in their efforts to make a difference.
The program is comprised of up to eight awards annually (four new and four renewable). These are valued at up to $10,000 each and renewable if criteria is met. Six scholarships are offered to students in Western Canada through a nomination process in the studies of petroleum, sustainable development and environment, and an open category. These scholarships are managed by the Association of Universities and Colleges. Two of the scholarships are awarded to children of employees, managed by an independent consultant, and the final applicant is chosen anonymously by a CPC committee.
For more information regarding the open scholarships, go to AUCC.
Each year, the ConocoPhillips Trade Bursary Program awards up to ten trades students with up to $2,500 for tuition, books and living expenses. This program is open to high school graduates (18 years of age and over) who attended schools in communities near our operations and have been accepted into a post-secondary trades program.
To apply, fill out the online application, or contact Cleo Howe, 403-233-4067. Applications are currently being accepted.
The ConocoPhillips Canada Aboriginal Awards Program supports Aboriginal students pursuing high school upgrading and post-secondary education. Award recipients receive up to $3,000 for tuition, books and living expenses.
For more information and to complete the online application, click here. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2015. Scholarships are awarded for the following school year.
For more information on the Aboriginal Awards Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.