Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) values the importance of education and continued learning. The purpose of the Aboriginal Education Partnership Program is to encourage and assist members of our Aboriginal communities in pursuit of post-secondary educational goals and opportunities. Consideration will be given to applicants who meet scholarship criteria and accept the conditions outlined in this package.
The successful applicant will receive full tuition for the duration of their academic pursuit. Tuition will be paid up to five years for degree programs and up to three years for diploma programs.
Aboriginal peoples (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) who have maintained residence within the Forest Management Agreement Area (FMA), or sphere of influence, for at least one year prior to applying for this scholarship.
Applicants must: provide proof of status; proof of acceptance of full-time enrollment in a degree or diploma program in an accredited post-secondary institution; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate a positive attitude and outlook; demonstrate community involvement, as well as a 500-word essay that outlines their chosen field as well as their potential for success. A minimum of three positive references is also required.
The scholarship recipient must maintain passing marks and satisfactory attendance. Students may request consideration for a one-year leave of absence under special circumstances. In the event that a leave of absence is granted, financial support will cease and will only resume upon return to full-time studies.
Applicants may apply to the Aboriginal Education Partnership Program by completing the application form and submitting it to the mailing address provided.
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a face-to-face or telephone interview with the selection committee. The selection committee will make every effort to reach a decision by July 15. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application soon after. Program promotion: The scholarship recipient must agree to provide Al-Pac with a photo, a brief biography and a statement about how the scholarship has made a difference in their life. Publication rights must also be granted to Al-Pac for its use. To further promote the program, the recipient is required to publicize 'their story' in their home-town newsletter, community website, or other suitable media. The official Al-Pac logo must be used in print and digital media and may be obtained by the Al-Pac Public Affairs Business Unit.