Educational Scholarships Provide $1 Million In Support Of Aboriginal Youth
Calgary, Jan. 20 - Established in 1985, Petro-Canada's Education Awards Program - in partnership with the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation - has provided educational scholarships for Aboriginal youth. With this year's donation the program has surpassed $1 million in its support. "Through its Aboriginal Education Awards Program, Petro-Canada has been a leader in providing support for Aboriginal youth who are pursuing careers in engineering, business and the sciences," said Roberta Jamieson, CEO, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
Recipients of the 2006 scholarships include: Chris Barnabe; Bradley Bellemare; Linnzi Brown; Janine Chartrand; Chris Clarke; Deanna Crowfoot; Grant Curnew; Catherine Fagan; Jamie Hammersmith; Jessica Harquail; Nina Herard; Tara-Lynn Hillier; Justin Hooper; Colby Huskins; Robyn Krajacic; Elyse LaFace; Katherine Lepine; Lesley Levasseur; Collette Manuel; Amanda McLean; Deanna Miles; Spencer Pasowisty; Daniel Peters; Casey Provost; Warren Sanderson; Jessica Saunders; Greta Sittichinli; Cory Vitt; Tara Walter; Jennifer Wermie; and, Douglas White. Areas of study range from engineering to law and include students from across Canada.
"We're proud to be have been able to help talented Aboriginal students pursue their higher education for the past 20 years," said John Young, Petro-Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Manager. "We look forward to developing our relationship with the Foundation to identify and support young Aboriginal people with the potential to work for companies like Petro-Canada and play a role in our industry."
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a nationally registered non-profit organization devoted to excellence and providing the educational tools necessary for Aboriginal youth to achieve brighter futures. NAAF promotes the development and education of Aboriginal peoples and their professional advancement in Canadian society through the implementation of four initiatives - the Scholarship Program, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, Blueprint for the Future and Taking Pulse.
Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating in both the upstream and the downstream sectors of the industry in Canada and internationally. Its common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol PCA and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCZ.
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