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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.

“Education is the key to our future and we are happy to support local youth in their post-secondary pursuits,” said John Peevers, Bruce Power’s Director of Community and Media Relations, and Economic Development. “A strong education and skilled trades experience will benefit future generations of employees on the Bruce site, and the entire Clean Energy Frontier Region and province.”

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 16-June 17, and the recipients will be notified by July 15. All applicants for the annual scholarship program must read the eligibility requirements and complete the online form.

In addition, Bruce Power is providing $50,000 in elementary and secondary school awards to students in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. At the secondary level, 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 elementary school for Grade 8 Science and Technology Awards. 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.

These awards are administered by individual schools and do not require applications to Bruce Power.

Bruce Power also has a number of scholarship opportunities for local Indigenous youth, including a partnership with Indspire, where Bruce Power will present thousands more in scholarships for local Indigenous communities through the Building Brighter Futures Indigenous Post-Secondary Award, for local Indigenous students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or apprenticeship programs. Learn more about our Indigenous scholarships here.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-386-3799 – j[email protected]

source: media release


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