Bruce Power assists leaders of tomorrow with scholarship program

Bruce Power is committed to investing in our community and our future. By providing $50,000 in post-secondary school scholarships, we are offering financial assistance to help local students reach their goals.

If you are a post-secondary student in Bruce, Grey or Huron counties pursuing post-secondary education during the 2017/2018 academic year, we encourage you to apply to receive one of 100, $500 scholarships. The application for this scholarship will open May 23 and close June 21 at 11:59 p.m., with winners notified in July. Only applications received through our online form will be accepted. Click here to access the application.

Eligibility

Applicants must provide proof

  • Registration in an accredited post-secondary program for the fall
  • Residency of Bruce, Grey or Huron County (or that of their immediate family – parents or guardians)
  • Past recipients of the Bruce Power Post-Secondary Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply

Scholarship Allotments

The following is an outline of how the 100 scholarships will be allocated within the applicant pool.

  • 40 scholarships – Available for those who self-identify as a member of a designated group (designated groups: persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and indigenous peoples) students who are enrolled in a full-time program of study leading to a university degree
  • 35 scholarships – Available for students enrolled in a full-time program of study leading to a certification from a recognized community or technical college or institute including skilled trades
  • 15 scholarships – Available for self-identified diverse population in any type of post-secondary studies – person with disability, Indigenous or visible minority.
  • 10 scholarships – Available for special consideration students (see below) in any type of post-secondary studies

Special Considerations – there are several groups that will be considered in this granting area.

  • Graduate Students are students engaging in graduate studies including masters, PhD or postgraduate certificate
  • First Generation Students are students whose parents have never participated in post-secondary studies. Post-secondary studies include college and/or university. A verification letter signed by a parent or guardian is required for this special consideration
  • Current or former Ontario Crown wards are students who currently are, or previous to their eighteenth birthday were, Ontario Crown wards. Documentation of ward status is required for this special consideration
  • Mature Students (30 years or older) – A student who, due to life circumstances is deemed a mature student and is returning to school or engaging in post-secondary studies via correspondence or online. Examples include but are not limited to re-training due to layoff or injury, return to work after the care of children or an elderly dependent, or completing a degree or certificate program started earlier in their life

A committee of Bruce Power employees and union representatives will review all applications and select recipients in each of the granting areas. Each recipient will be contacted directly by July 31 and a celebration event will be held at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on Aug. 4 for  each scholarship winner and  a guest.