If you are a post-secondary student in Bruce, Grey or Huron counties pursuing post-secondary education during the 2020-2021 academic year, we encourage you to apply to receive one of 100, $500 scholarships when the application window is open from May 15 through June 15, 2020.
Applicants must provide proof of:
- 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
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 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 full-time post-secondary studies – person with disability, Indigenous or visible minority.
- 10 scholarships – Available for special consideration students (see below) in any type of full-time post-secondary studies
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 12 and a celebration event will be held at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on Aug. 8 for each scholarship winner and a guest.