Scholarships

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.

M├ętis Nation of Alberta Zone I 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, Power Engineering, 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) 675-2282
Grassland School, Grassland (780) 525-3733
J.A. Williams High School, Lac La Biche (780) 623-2766

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:

Group A
Accounting Technician
Business Administration Certificate or Diploma
Office Administration
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Group B
Natural Resource Technician
Apprenticeship Electrician
Heavy Equipment Operator
Power Engineering 4th or 3rd Class
Apprenticeship Steamfitter/Pipefitter
Apprenticeship Welder

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.

More Information

For information about Alberta-Pacific Scholarships, contact Monique Mosich at 780-525-8068 or send an email to monique.mosich@alpac.ca.