For the sixth consecutive year, Bruce Power has launched a $50,000 scholarship program aimed at students pursuing post-secondary education in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

Students who are enrolled in a skilled-trade, college or university for the 2016/17 academic year are invited to apply for one of 100, $500 scholarships.

“Education opens so many doors for people and, as the region’s largest employer, we feel a responsibility to encourage and support our youth in pursuing post-secondary education,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

The scholarship program, which builds on existing Bruce Power commencement awards for Grade 8 and high school graduates, as well as two scholarships for Aboriginal students, exemplifies the company’s commitment to youth development and education. There are no limitations on areas of study and some special considerations are in place to ensure a broad reach and diverse group have the opportunity to reach their goals. The program’s aim is to reach as many students as possible with a one-time monetary pledge of support during their academic studies.

“We hope that by providing financial assistance to local students, we help them to achieve their educational goals,” Scongack added.

In 2016, Bruce Power will invest $100,000 in scholarships and commencement awards for students throughout our region. To apply for one of Bruce Power’s $500 scholarships, visit http://www.brucepower.com/in-the-community/scholarships/. The application period is now open, with a deadline of July 8 at 3 p.m.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:
John Peevers – 519-361-6583
Bruce Power Duty Media – 519-361-6161
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