ATCO continues to invest and support Indigenous youth by providing financial assistance to help further their
education. The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program recognizes Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and community. Since the program began in 2011, 342 students have received financial support from ATCO to assist with their education.

We ask for your assistance in promoting this program and encouraging your students to apply.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit – $500 for students completing grades 10-12, including upgrading.
  • Bursary – $1,000 for students registered in a trade, community, or technical college diploma program.
  • Scholarship – $1,500 for university or graduate degree students.

The awards are presented to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and commitment in their quest for higher education. To be considered for an award, students must complete the online application form, and submit the required documentation, including:

  • Reference letter
  • Proof of enrollment for upcoming school semester
  • Short essay (500-1000 words)
  • School transcript

The application and all documentation must be received by August 15, 2021. Successful applicants will be
contacted. For full program details and the online application link:

If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Lofstrand at the details below.

Arlene E. Lofstrand BSc
Advisor, Indigenous Relations Education Programs
ATCO Indigenous Relations
Tel: (780) 719-8106 | Email: [email protected]