The Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship ensures students in Anzac and surrounding areas can share in the success of our Long Lake operations. The scholarship provides financial support to high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education and skills training through university degrees and college diplomas, certificate programs at vocational schools and apprenticeships. The amount of the scholarship depends on the type of educational program:

University/ College

  • $2,500 CAD per year towards tuition and other expenses for degrees, diplomas or certificates; 
  • tenable for up to 4 years or until first degree/diploma is obtained, whichever occurs first; 
  • tenable for up to 2 years or until first certificate is obtained, whichever occurs first. 


  • $750 CAD towards tuition and other expenses for each period of apprenticeship technical training (class room studies) tenable for up to 4 years or until the apprenticeship program is completed or until the applicant has received a maximum of $3,000, whichever occurs first.


Eligible applicants must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Graduating from the Bill Woodward School in 2018;
  • Submitting a duly filled out application form;
  • Entering full time studies in the first year of a bachelor degree program or diploma program or certificate program OR the first year of apprenticeship technical training (class room studies) of an eligible apprenticeship program.
Field of Study / Program Requirements 

  • There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline; 
  • Certificate programs must be of a minimum one year duration;
  • Diploma programs must be of a minimum two year duration; 
  • Degree programs must be of a minimum three year duration; 
  • University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible (e.g. CEGEPs – pre-university diploma).
Scholarship Partners Canada, a division of Universities Canada, administers the scholarship program on behalf of Nexen. Universities Canada’s mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. Universities Canada is associated with leading firms in nearly every sector of the economy through its provision of scholarship services and management of more than 130 different scholarship programs on behalf of corporations, government agencies and private foundations throughout North America. For additional information, please visit

Please visit for the guidelines and application instructions. Applicants must be submitted an Online or Paper Application, directly to Universities Canada.

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