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

Students attending post-secondary school this fall will have the opportunity to be chosen for one of the 100 scholarships currently being offered. Students who are enrolled in a skilled trade, college or university program for the 2013-2014 academic year can apply to receive a $500 scholarship.

“Investing in our youth’s future is imperative to Bruce Power’s longevity, as well as the sustainability of our communities,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO, Bruce Power.

The scholarship program, which builds on existing Bruce Power commencement awards for Grade 8 and high school graduates, 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.

“With high cost of post-secondary education, this is our way of financially assisting 100 deserving young leaders in our region,” Hawthorne said.

In 2013, Bruce Power will invest $75,000 in scholarships and commencement awards for students throughout our region. To apply for one of Bruce Power’s $500 scholarships, visit www.brucepower.com/community/scholarships. The application deadline is July 5.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s 4,000 employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

24-hour Duty Media Officer – 519-361-6161