Scholarships and Endowments
Giving our brightest students a boost
Just as BC Hydro works hard to build a bright energy future, we know there are students in British Columbia who are working to grow their schools and communities. BC Hydro is proud to to recognize these future leaders and role models with scholarships. You're here to make a difference. We're here to give you a boost.
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 Scholarships (administered by post-secondary institutions)
- Aboriginal Scholarships
- BC Hydro Engineering Scholarships
- BC Hydro Endowments
- Power Pioneer Youth Community Service Awards
A number of 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.
- Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma (one award)
- Mechanical Engineering Technologist Diploma (one award)
- Electrical Technologist Diploma (three awards)
- Automotive Service Technicians (two awards)
- Millwrights/Industrial Mechanics (two awards)
- Environmental Protection Technologists (four awards)
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (three awards)
- Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Global Environmental Change (three awards)
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.
Aboriginal scholarships are awarded to selected B.C. Aboriginal students currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or students in Grade 12 planning to pursue a full-time public post-secondary education within Canada. BC Hydro offers the following scholarships:
- Eight $1,500 aboriginal scholarships, available to individuals who are status/non status Indians, Inuit or Métis and are residents of B.C. who plan to enrol in a full-time public post-secondary institution in Canada. Students pursuing an education in technology or engineering will be considered priority applicants, however general admission students are encouraged to apply.
- One $2,000 Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.
In order to provide opportunities to more British Columbians, you can only receive an award once. BC Hydro's Aboriginal Scholarship applications are available on this website each year from January to mid-April and the scholarships are awarded in the summer months.
Applications for 2014 will be accepted January 27 to April 15, 2014. Download the 2014 Aboriginal Scholarship Application Form [PDF, 78 KB].
Please send your completed scholarship package between January 27 and April 15, 2014 (post-marked on or before April 15) to:
BC Hydro, Community Investment—Scholarship, 15th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street,Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3
For more information about BC Hydro's Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy (AEES) please contact:
Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy Manager
Phone: 1 877 461 0161 #1 Employment or 604 623 4401
Through our partnership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC), BC Hydro provides 15 engineering scholarships. For more information please visit APEGBC.
BC Hydro provides 23 province-wide endowment scholarships through 19 different institutions. For more information, visit the websites for the following post-secondary institutions.
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Camosun College
- Capilano University
- College of New Caledonia
- College of the Rockies
- Douglas College
- Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
- Kwantlen University College
- Langara College
- North Island College
- Northern Lights College
- Okanagan University College
- Selkirk College
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of British Columbia, Okanagan
- University of the Fraser Valley
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Vancouver Community College
- Vancouver Island University
There are twenty $1,000 awards available to B.C. students attending school full-time, who are maintaining a passing grade and who are 18 years of age and under. Candidates must have made outstanding, long-term contributions in their community or alternatively, the individual must have initiated, organized and contributed significantly to a one-time project. For more information and to download the application form, visit the Power Pioneers.