Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) Limited (the Company) is an independent oil and natural gas production company, based in Calgary, Alberta, with operations in its core areas located in Western Canada, the UK portion of the North Sea and Offshore Africa.

The Company’s international operations are managed by CNR International (CNRI or the Donor) from its Aberdeen office, where more than 400 staff and contractors are employed. CNRI operates six offshore installations in the UK sector of the North Sea, employing or contracting a significant offshore workforce.

In Africa, the company operates four further offshore producing fields, three in the Ivory Coast and one in Gabon. CNRI has produced in excess of 350 million barrels of oil equivalent from its international operations since setting up in Aberdeen in 2002, and remains committed to growing its business in the North Sea and offshore Africa.

The Scholarship

The CNR International Engineering scholarship is open to first year students and will fund £1,000 per annum, with support being provided for each scholarship awarded for a period of four years.

The CNR Scholarship donation will specifically fund:
  • 1 x Engineering Scholarship
  • 1 x Business Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Only applicants domiciled in Scotland or normally domiciled in Scotland, but temporarily living elsewhere, are eligible to apply for a CNR International Scholarship.

The CNR Engineering Scholarship is open to students on the following courses:

It is intended that each scholarship will consist of mentoring, support for dissertations and projects, including a potential for a work placement.

It is intended that an annual event will also provide representatives of CNR International and the funding recipients with the opportunity of meeting each other in person.

The CNR International Scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit and personal characteristics. In the case of the Access Scholarship, a financial element will also be considered.

Applicants should demonstrate the following to the selection committee:

  • Enthusiasm, a high degree of motivation and determination to succeed academically and professionally;
  • A strong commitment to self-development and willingness to take a pro-active and committed approach to their education;
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills; and
  • An awareness of, and interest in, their chosen field of study.

In addition, each CNR International Scholarship recipient will produce an annual report to demonstrate their impact and activity. Opportunities to engage with other CNR International Scholarship recipients will also be developed.

How to Apply

The selection process begins with students completing an online application form which will be reviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the University and CNR International.

They will then make a short list and the selection panel will take into account the applicant’s educational background and achievements, their interest in their chosen degree subject, and other relevant information given in their personal statement.

The award winner for the Engineering and Business Scholarships will be selected from amongst this group of students. Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview at CNR International.

Completed forms should be submitted to before the deadline of 31 August.

CNR Engineering Scholarship Application Form (DOC 72KB)