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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 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 Scholarships (administered by post-secondary institutions)

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.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

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

Kwantlen University College

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

Royal Roads University

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (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.

BC Hydro Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries are available to individuals who are status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit or M├ętis who are residents of B.C. enrolled in a full-time post-secondary or other accredited institution or Aboriginal students in Grade 12 planning to pursue a full-time, accredited post-secondary education within Canada.

BC Hydro offers the following scholarships:

  • One Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement
  • Five scholarships allocated to students pursuing education related to BC Hydro careers
  • Nine bursaries allocated to students pursuing an education in technology or trades related to BC Hydro careers

Our Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary program is managed through the New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRTF). Submit all applications through the NRTF website starting mid-April 2016.

For questions and more information please contact the New Relationship Trust Foundation.

BC Hydro Engineering Scholarships

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 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.

Power Pioneer Youth Community Service Awards

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.

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