NCIA recognizes the value and advantages of diverse ideas within our communities. The NCIA Scholarship is part of a broader commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within our member companies to grow diversity within the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Environmental and Conservation Sciences and the trades. We know we must increase our focus on building the future talent pipeline and find more ways to support advancing diversity in various industries.
Five (5) x $1,000 scholarships.
2023 Scholarship Recipients
I am following my goals of becoming a medical doctor, specializing in reconstructive surgery. I am interested in this specialty not only because it gives people relief, but it can fix people and give them confidence. I plan on using my knowledge to help the vulnerable, especially those in rural communities. I am fortunate to study in Canada and as an immigrant; I do not take this privilege lightly. I will attend Queen’s university in Kingston Ontario, taking a bachelor degree in Health Sciences. The NCIA scholarship will help fund my education, and it will give me the peace of mind to focus on my studies. - Yisraella Aleba
I plan on taking Engineering to become an Architectural Engineer as my future career. The pursuit of getting a higher education will create a positive impact on the community by creating and maintaining new goals for society. By developing strategic math skills, technological knowledge, leadership, communication skills, critical reasoning, creativity and innovation skills, I can establish a positive impact on the community. - Elayna Richardson-Kuzyk
I am studying to get a Bachelor of Science at MacEwan University. Although I am undecided about my future career path, I would like to explore environmental sciences. By studying the condition and effects of the environment and its ecosystems, I will be able to determine the benefits and consequences of our impact on the environment. I would then be able to plan and execute methods that would better the land and ecosystems, which would positively impact the community by improving air quality and water quality. I am also interested in psychological sciences.By expanding my knowledge about mental health and its effects on the population, I will be able to offer services, such as therapy, to the community to positively impact citizens. - Savannah Hanson
I am pursuing a career in Astrophysics. By being on the frontier of new technology, we can simultaneously protect our planet and expand industry. As our global and local economies shift away from oil and other fossil fuels, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland will have to adapt in this era of change. And as projects such as asteroid mining become a reality, our local economy will get a chance to renew itself by being at the forefront of the new wave of industry that will be spurred on by an influx of cheap, green resources which will need to be refined, processed and manufactured. By looking to the stars, we can protect our planet and secure our future, all while creating countless jobs and new opportunities for people. And for that, we need Astrophysicists. - Seth Ryning
I hope to have a positive impact on my community by using my Engineering degree to further technologies and build on what we already know. Machines have always been interesting to me, and I want to turn that interest into a helpful force for my community whether that is building infrastructure or finding new ways to use technology. I also hope to one day be able to invent my own technology and leave a lasting impact. - Samuel Allers