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 2016/17 academic year, we encourage you to apply to receive one of 100, $500 scholarships. The application for this scholarship will open in June, with winners notified in July. Only applications received through our online form will be accepted. Click here to access a saved application.

Eligibility

Applicants must provide proof

  • Registration in an accredited post-secondary program for fall
  • Residency of Bruce, Grey or Huron county (or that of their immediate family – parents or guardians)
  • Students that have received a scholarship from Bruce Power in the past are no longer eligible for future

Scholarship Allotments

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

  • 40 scholarships – Available for students who are enrolled in a full-time program of study leading to a university
  • 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, Aboriginal or visible
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Designated Groups – for the purpose of this scholarship application, three designated groups will be considered to ensure a minimum of 15 % of scholarships are granted to persons with disabilities, Aboriginal and members of visible minorities. Self-identifying as a member of one of these groups is completely voluntary. The designated groups are outlined
  • Persons with disabilities are those that have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and who consider themselves to be disadvantaged by reason of that impairment, or believe that an educational institution is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged by reason of that impairment. This also includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their academic
  • An Indigenous person is a North American Indian, Métis, or Inuit and/or a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian and/or member of an Indian Band/First
  • Members of visible minorities are persons, other than Indigenous peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of birthplace.

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 for all scholarship winners and their families.