Nineteen Nova Scotia students will get an opportunity to pursue a career in the energy sector after receiving scholarships from an industry-government partnership. The Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship program awards as many as 12 university students with $10,000 each over four years and up to 10 Nova Scotia Community College students each $2,500 non-renewable scholarships. “Nova Scotia has a strong and growing energy industry and programs like this are helping to make life better by providing good jobs,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “The province and Pengrowth are pleased to support the education of young Nova Scotians demonstrating interest in this area, and who will ultimately become its leaders of tomorrow.” Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, community involvement and extra-curricular activities, and have demonstrated an interest in the Nova Scotia energy sector. “With every dollar invested in today’s students, we will reap the benefits when these well-educated and capable students not only apply their skills in the workforce but also take active roles in their communities,” said Jim MacDonald, director of Pengrowth’s East Coast Operations. “Our partnership with Nova Scotia is a great example of government and industry working together to design and implement a highly successful scholarship program.” Pengrowth Corporation and the Department of Energy, launched the scholarship program in 2005, awarding 114 students recipients with scholarships to date. The province and Pengrowth have invested $3 million in the program. For more information on the scholarship and other programs, visit the department website at www.gov.ns.ca/energy/careers-training/scholarship-program.asp .