Applications now open for post-secondary scholarship program
Students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties can now apply for post-secondary scholarships as part of Bruce Power’s annual program. Bruce Power will award $500 to 100 successful applicants who are pursuing post-secondary education or a trade, for a total of $50,000 in scholarships.
“Through our scholarship program, we want to help ensure a pipeline of diverse talent for the next generation,” said Pat Dalzell, Bruce Power’s Head of Corporate Affairs. “Though not all recipients will work on the Bruce Power site, we know that a strong education and the pursuit of skilled trades will benefit the entire region and the province, so we are happy to assist these local students in any way we can.”
Forty scholarships are allocated for students enrolled full-time in a program of study leading to a university degree, while 35 are for students enrolled in community or technical colleges. There are also 15 scholarships allocated for self-identified diverse population in any type of post-secondary studies – persons with disabilities, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or visible minorities – while 10 are for students with special considerations (mature students, Crown wards, first generation students, graduate students, etc.) in any type of post-secondary studies.
The application period runs May 15-June 15, and the recipients will be notified by July 12. All applicants for the annual scholarship program must read the eligibility requirements and complete the online form.
In addition, Bruce Power is once again providing elementary and secondary school awards to schools in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. Two graduates per participating school will be chosen for Women in Trades and Future Innovator Awards, each worth $500. The Women in Trades Award is presented to the most deserving female student taking courses in design and technology, who is pursuing a career in the skilled trades. If no student is doing so, it will go to a student pursuing engineering. The Future Innovator Award will recognize students who have achieved high academic results, demonstrated a passion for and show promise in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, and studying this area of specialty at the post-secondary level.
Bruce Power will also provide $100 per school for the Grade 8 Science and Technology Award. The winner will be a top student who has excelled in the subject of science, who demonstrates leadership in the classroom setting, and who is a diligent student, turning in work on time and completed to the best of their abilities.
Through a partnership with Indspire, Bruce Power will also present thousands more in scholarships for local Indigenous communities through the Building Brighter Futures Indigenous Post-Secondary Award, which provides $4,000 to students to local Indigenous students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or apprenticeship programs. Indigenous students can apply here.
About Bruce Power
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