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Indigenous scholarships & bursaries

Austin Whitney is sitting atop Howe Sound Lookout.
Two BC Hydro scholarships helped Xaxli’p community member Austin Whitney to a computing science degree at SFU.

We help students pursue post-secondary education

Our scholarships and bursaries are available to Indigenous students from B.C. First Nations or are an Indigenous permanent resident of B.C. studying at an accredited post-secondary institution in a program that matches a career at BC Hydro.

Awards, scholarships, and bursaries available

We have three different financial awards available:

Memorial Award

One Randy Brant Memorial Award $8,000 is awarded to our top applicant, based on a combination of academic achievement, community involvement, and pursuit of a career at BC Hydro.


$5000 scholarships are available to full-time students in degree, diploma, certificate, or technical/trades programs related to BC Hydro careers.


$2000 bursaries are available to part-time students in degree, diploma, certificate, or technical/trades programs related to BC Hydro careers.

See the 2022 BC Hydro Indigenous scholarship and bursary award recipients [PDF, 1.5 MB].

Apply from April 1 to June 9, 2023

Application forms for our 2023 to 2024 scholarships and bursary programs are now available. Download and complete the form(s) below to get started. We’ll start accepting applications on April 1, 2023.

Eligible areas of study

We support students in trades, diploma, and degree programs that are related to the work we do. The lists below include programs we consider potential stepping stones to a future career with us. 

If you're in a program you think is relevant to the work we do, please email us before you apply and we'll let you know if it's eligible.

  • Foundations
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Industrial mechanics
  • Automotive service tech
  • Construction craft worker
  • Electric motor systems tech
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Crane operator
  • Power line tech
  • Truck and transport mechanic
  • Utility arborist
  • Engineering (mechanical/civic/electrical)
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • First Nations studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Law
  • Archaeology
  • Human resources
  • Biology
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Physics

Contact us

If you have questions about the program or would like more information, please email us.