Please apply for our scholarships below. Note that the qualifications for the General Scholarship & the B. Hanson Leadership Award are open to all International & Canadian Students enrolled at a Canadian Institution. The Benediktson Scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada enrolled at a Canadian or US institution.
The scholarships, up to $3,500 CAD each, are open to students studying at all institutions in Canada. All applicants must be SPE Members (free for students, courtesy of Chevron!). All scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time in any diploma or degree program with an interest in the energy industry to be eligible. The scholarship is open to global citizens, applicants are NOT required to be Canadian citizens nor permanent residents to apply.
B. Hanson Leadership Award
The top selected applicant will receive the Barry Hanson Leadership Award of $4,500 CAD. This award was created to honour the involvement of one of our founding members of SPECEF. Mr. Hanson's involvement in the society spans 35 years, as of 2020 and his commitment to the society was one of passion and dedication. This award will be given to an engineering student enrolled in a Canadian University who has shown outstanding commitment to providing revolutionary leadership in their community and/or school.
The top selected applicant will receive the Stephan V. Benediktson Scholarship of $3,000 CAD and a SPECEF Award Scholarship of $2,500 CAD, totaling the scholarship award amount of $5,500 CAD. Mr. Benediktson is a lifetime SPE Member who wants to make a difference for the next generation of Canadian students in the Energy Industry. The criteria for this award requires the successful candidate to be a Canadian citizen, in their third year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at a Canadian or US University. Preference will be given to students enrolled in petroleum engineering programs.