The Suncor Masters Scholarship Program was launched in 2008 as a joint initiative between Petro-Canada, now Suncor Energy, and the National Oil Corporation of Libya (NOC). This program provides scholarships to the top students from Libyan institutions of higher learning in oil industry related fields of study. These scholarships afford students with the opportunity to pursue graduate degree studies in Canada, Malaysia, and the United States. Past Suncor Masters Scholarship Program recipients have studied in Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The aim of the program is to help establish a leading human capacity development program and to create a new generation of oil industry professionals in Libya.