A Nexen process operator standing in front of the SAGD Inlet Area.

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 for degrees, diplomas or certificates
  • Tenable for up to four years or until the first degree/diploma is obtained, whichever occurs first
  • Tenable for up to two years or until the first certificate is obtained, whichever occurs first


  • $750 CAD for each period of apprenticeship technical training (classroom studies) for up to four years or until the apprenticeship program is completed or until the applicant has received a maximum of $3,000, whichever occurs first

To receive the scholarship the applicant must be a high school graduate by the time the scholarship is awarded and be entering full-time studies at a post-secondary institution or plan to begin an eligible apprenticeship technical training program within two years.

Eligible applications entering the first year must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduating from Bill Woodward School in 2016

There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline.

This scholarship is administered by Universities Canada, formerly known as Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Universities Canada will administer the application process, recipient selection and administration of payment to scholarship recipients on behalf of Nexen. You must submit your application (online or by mail) directly to Universities Canada by July 29, 2016.

If you have further questions regarding this program you're encouraged to email us at: oilsandsscholarships@nexencnoocltd.com.

Applications are now being accepted online.