Scholarships

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Giving our brightest students a boost

Just as we work hard to build a bright energy future, we know there are students in B.C. who are working to grow their schools and communities. BC Hydro is proud to recognize these future leaders and role models with scholarships.  

What we look for

We look to build the next generation of engineers, electricians, and many other key roles who will help us deliver clean energy for generations. We are thrilled to support students who are not only committed to a post-secondary education, but who are good examples of how to maintain a healthy life balance.

Select on the following links to jump ahead to get information about specific awards programs:

BC Hydro post-secondary scholarships

BC Hydro's student awards are administered directly by post-secondary institutions across the province. For more information, please visit the websites of the specific institution.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma (one award)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist Diploma (one award)
  • Electrical Technologist Diploma (four awards)

Kwantlen University College

  • Automotive Service Technicians (two awards)
  • Millwrights/Industrial Mechanics (two awards)
  • Environmental Protection Technologists (three awards)

University of Northern British Columbia

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Global Environmental Change (three awards)

Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries

BC Hydro is proud to support education and skill development in B.C.'s Aboriginal communities. We are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce which is representative of the communities we serve.

Along with the other scholarships listed, BC Hydro Aboriginal scholarships and bursaries are available to Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit students who are residents of B.C. and are enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary program. Students in Grade 12 planning to pursue a full-time, accredited post-secondary education within Canada are also eligible to apply.

We offer the following scholarships and bursaries:

  • One Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.
  • $5,000 scholarships allocated to students pursuing a degree related to BC Hydro careers.
  • $2,000 bursaries allocated to students pursuing a diploma, certificate or trade program related to BC Hydro careers.

Download an application form [PDF, 122 KB]. Applications will be accepted from March 15 to May 15, 2017.

BC Hydro Trades and Skilled Training Award

The BC Hydro Trades & Skilled Training Award and BC Hydro Trades & Skilled Training Aboriginal Award are bursary programs that help qualified students with tuition and other expenses up to $5,000 for eligible programs at Northern Lights College. Additional funding to cover living expenses may be available based on financial need and personal circumstances.

BC Hydro engineering scholarships

Through our partnership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC), BC Hydro provides 10 engineering scholarships. For more information please visit APEGBC.

BC Hydro endowments

BC Hydro provides 23 province-wide endowment scholarships through 19 different institutions. For more information, visit the websites for the following post-secondary institutions.

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