ATCO pipelines program encourages aboriginal students

ATCO Pipelines has launched a multi-level education awards program to benefit aboriginal students from across Alberta.

ATCO’s Aboriginal Education Awards Program includes merit awards, bursaries and scholarships.

They will be presented to select students originating from First Nations and Métis communities who demonstrate leadership capabilities while striving to be role models in their schools and communities.

“ATCO Pipelines is proud to support the educational pursuits of Aboriginal youth in Alberta,” said Brendan Dolan, senior vice-president and general manager of ATCO Pipelines. “We realize that these deserving young people play an integral role in the Alberta’s future and wish to do all we can to help them achieve their educational goals.”

Three awards are available:

• High school students (Grades 10 to 12) — 10 merit awards of $250

• Bursaries (college/trades students) — 10 bursaries of $500

• Scholarships (university degree or graduate students) — five scholarships of $1,000

The deadline to apply is Aug. 1. More specific information about this program, including downloadable application forms, is available on our website at www.atcopipelines.com/aboriginalawards.