Post-secondary education

We support students at every stage of their educational endeavours – particularly in the pursuit of post-secondary education. We are proud to partner with academic institutions in the places we serve, to grow and develop our community’s future leaders right here at home. This commitment includes investing in students through our scholarship programs, and supporting the educational facilities where they learn.

Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University

Irving Oil has invested $2.2 million in scholarships, state-of-the-art educational facilities and enriched student-life experiences for engineering students at Dalhousie University. For more information, please click here.

Primrose Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick Saint John

The Primrose Scholarship is an undergraduate entrance award that was established in 1999.  It is awarded annually to an undergraduate from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus.  This $5,000 scholarship recognizes academic achievement, community involvement and athletic leadership.

Applicants are required to send a cover letter requesting consideration, a resume, their latest high school transcript and a 500-word essay on a topic chosen by the University. For more information, visit

Irving Oil Scholarships at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

Our donation of $250,000 to Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) created the largest endowed scholarships fund at the university.  Full-time students entering any field of study with high academic standing are eligible.

Two $6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to the general first-year student body and one or more $3,000 scholarships are awarded to dependents of Irving Oil employees. All candidates must be residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more information, visit MUN’s Scholarships and Awards Office at

Irving Oil employee family scholarship program

Open to family members of Irving Oil employees who are planning to attend university or college, this scholarship program provides for a total of nine $2000 renewable university scholarships and two $1000 renewable college scholarships each year.

Renewals of existing scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing. To be considered for renewal, eligible students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a short renewal form. Applications for this scholarship program are administered through Irving Oil’s Human Resources department.

Acadia University

Irving Oil has a long-standing relationship with Acadia University, located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. For more information, please click here.

Co-op programs

Students are a vital resource at Irving Oil and we are proud to offer them hands-on work experiences in a variety of fields. In 2017, we welcomed 156 co-op, summer and work-term students from universities and colleges throughout Atlantic Canada.

Community support

Our company proudly supports requests from the communities we serve, focusing our good energy in the areas of environment, education and helping families.

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