Allan Olson Cooperative Spirit Award
Allan Olson was a lifelong educator and farmer in Parkland County. He was instrumental in the early success of West Parkland Gas Coop by agreeing to have some of the first line construction in the early 1970’s cross his quarter section in Carvel. He was elected to the West Parkland Gas Co-op Board of Directors in 1974. He was then appointed as Chairman of the Board in 1975, where he served until 1999. His service and dedication exemplify the core cooperative values, principles, and mission of West Parkland Gas Co-op
West Parkland Gas Co-op is pleased to offer the Allan Olson Cooperative Spirit Award; a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to one qualified applicant* enrolled in the second year of post-secondary studies at an accredited post-secondary institution in the province of Alberta.**
The successful applicant will submit:
- A biography
- A transcript from year one of their program of study
- A 1000 to 1500 word essay describing what cooperative spirit means to them and how they have applied those values within their community
- Completed scholarship application
The deadline for submission is August 25th, 2023.
Application packages may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the West Parkland Gas Co-op office located at 52521 Glory Hills Road in Stony Plain.
* A qualified applicant is the child (natural, legally adopted, step, or ward in legal guardianship) of an active member of West Parkland Gas Co-op
** Accepted post-secondary institutions in Alberta are cited on the scholarship application form