The Suncor Emerging Leaders Award program provides eight scholarships that are valued at up to $10,000 each (payable over four academic years) and awarded annually to outstanding students entering first-year Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, or Environmental Engineering programs at the University of Waterloo. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Suncor in recognition of the outstanding programs at the University of Waterloo, and to meet the needs of the Canadian oil and gas industry through trained human resources capable of playing leadership roles in the sector.
Suncor Awards are only available at Waterloo and four other educational institutions in Canada (Alberta, NAIT, Calgary, and McGill), and they are among Waterloo Engineering’s most prestigious awards.
Suncor offers additional support and the opportunity to develop ongoing relationships, which could involve presentations to students, mentorship, co-op work opportunities, and other initiatives developed by Suncor in conjunction with Waterloo Engineering and the award recipients. Participation in these initiatives is not a requirement of the award, but it is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership and career prospects.
To be eligible for the award, applicants must:
A) Select chemical, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering as their first-choice program at Waterloo Engineering (as submitted through the OUAC)
B) Be on track to achieve a Grade 12 (or equivalent) average of 90% or more in the required admission courses
C) Submit the Admission Information Form
D) Submit the Suncor Addendum Form [PDF] (optional, but highly recommended)
Awards are offered on the basis of high academic achievement and exceptional non-academic qualities as determined from the information provided in the AIF and the Addendum Form. Note that all applicants are automatically considered for other Waterloo Engineering Entrance Scholarships if not offered this one.