Assisting students to reach their goals
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) recognizes the importance of and values education and continued learning. To encourage and support these values, scholarship programs are in place to encourage students to pursue further educational opportunities and enhance the ability of young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Scholarships and Awards
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries "Make a Difference" Scholarship
The Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries "Make a Difference" Scholarship is awarded annually to a University of Alberta student with superior academic achievement entering the fourth year of studies in a Bachelor of Science program in Forestry, Forest Business Management or Environmental and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences. The recipient of this $4,000 scholarship will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership through involvement in community, professional or university activities. This scholarship is available by nomination from the Faculty of Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Forestry or Forest Business Management.
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries "Spring Field" School Award
The Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries "Spring Field" School Award is awarded annually to a University of Alberta student with satisfactory academic standing who has completed RENR 299 and who is continuing a degree program in Forestry, Forest Business Management or Environmental and Conservation Sciences. The recipient of the $1,000 award will be selected on the basis of academic standing, leadership, participation, field skills, and improvement over the period of the field school.
Aboriginal Education Partnership Program
In 1995 Alberta-Pacific established an Aboriginal Education Partnership Program. This scholarship provides full tuition to the recipient for his or her attendance at a post-secondary institution to a maximum of five years for a university program and three years for a college or technical institute program.
The Aboriginal Education Partnership Program offers an innovative approach for corporate support of Aboriginal students. Alberta-Pacific enters into a partnership agreement with a successful applicant each year to provide mentorship and support. Consideration is given to those candidates who meet the necessary criteria and demonstrate a positive attitude, indication of performance, financial need and potential in their educational goal.
For further information regarding this program, or to obtain an application, please contact us at (780) 525-8000 or 1-800-661-5210, or by fax at (780) 525-8423. Completed applications must be received by July 15th.
- Download The Scholarship Application
- Meet Jasmine Feather Dionne, 2014 Scholarship Recipient
- Meet Melanie Dene, 2015 Scholarship Recipient
- Meet Jordan Wood, 2016 Scholarship Recipient
- Meet Raven Cardinal, 2017 Scholarship Recipient
Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1 Scholarship
Alberta-Pacific has partnered with the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 1 to make available one $1500 scholarship to eligible Region 1 students. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist students in Region 1 to seek opportunities and to realize their post-secondary educational goals. Consideration will be given to applicants who meet the criteria outlined in the application form package. For more information on Metis Nation Region 1, contact their office at 780-623-3039.
Alex Munro Aboriginal Apprenticeship Scholarship
The Alex Munro Aboriginal Apprenticeship Scholarship is designed to assist students of Aboriginal descent who are pursuing an education leading to an apprenticeship. Application for this $1,000 award can be made by contacting the Alberta Apprenticeship Board through their website at www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca
Alberta-Pacific Trades Education Award
The Alberta-Pacific Trades Education Award is designed to support young Albertans in pursuing further educational opportunities in apprenticeship programs. Applicants from local high schools must be pursuing studies leading to an apprenticeship program recognized by the Pulp and Paper Industry: Electrical, Instrumentation, Heavy Equipment Operator / Technician, Mechanical, Millwright, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Welder.
Alberta-Pacific Environmental Sciences Award
The Alberta-Pacific Environmental Sciences Award is designed to support young Albertans in pursuing further educational opportunities in the field of environmental sciences. Applicants from local high schools must be accepted into their first year of studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. Qualifying programs include but are not limited to: environmental conservation, forest or plant sciences, forest engineering, renewable resources, forest business management, environmental biology or forest technology.
Award details can be obtained by contacting the participating schools:
Boyle School, Boyle (780) 689-2061
Ecole Beausejour, Plamondon (780) 798-2045
Ecole Plamondon, Plamondon (780-798-3840
Edwin Parr Composite, Athabasca (780) 675-2285
Grassland School, Grassland (780) 525-3733
J.A. Williams High School, Lac La Biche (780) 623-4271
Al-Pac believes that a combination of maintaining academics while being involved in extracurricular activities is essential for success. Each year, two scholarships valued at $1000 each are made available to students who are enrolled in full-time studies at Portage College. One student from each group will be selected based on residency, extracurricular involvement and academics:
Business Administration Certificate or Diploma
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Natural Resource Technician
Heavy Equipment Operator
Power Engineering 4th or 3rd Class
Must have lived in the local community (100 km radius of the mill site) for a minimum of five years, or have been brought up in the community and returning for college.
Forms available from the Portage College Student Services Centre.
Alberta-Pacific is pleased to be a partner in the RAP scholarship. The RAP Scholarship has been made possible through a cost-sharing agreement between the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board and Alberta Learning. The Board, which is made up of representatives from across industry, works with government to ensure that labor market demands are met. For further information about this award, contact the Alberta Apprenticeship Board www.tradesecrets.org.
For information about Alberta-Pacific Scholarships, contact Public Affairs at 780-525-8000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.