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). These scholarships currently support several top Libyan students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in Canada, Malaysia, and the United States. In the 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.