Indigenous scholarships & bursaries

Shaylene Dekock-Kruger
Shaylene Dekock-Kruger, an electrical engineering student at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, got some funding help through a BC Hydro scholarship.

We help students pursue post-secondary education

Our Indigenous scholarships and bursaries are available to BC First Nations, Indigenous Status, Non-Status, Métis 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.

Read about how BC Hydro helped an aspiring electrical engineer from the Penticton Indian Band.

2021 scholarship and bursary applications: April 1 to May 31, 2021

Our Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries program will launch on April 1, 2021 and we’ll be accepting applications between April 1 and May 31, 2021.

To apply, complete and submit your application by May 31, 2021. Applicants will be contacted in July 2021 and awards will be announced in September.

Available scholarships and bursaries

Memorial award

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


  • $5,000 scholarships allocated to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a full-time course load.


  • $2,000 bursaries allocated to students pursuing a diploma, certificate or trade program, or a part-time degree.

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Which areas of study are eligible?

We're looking to invest in students who are in programs related to the work we do. The following is a list of programs we consider possible stepping stones to a future career with us. If you're in a program with a different name or focus but you think is relevant to the work we do, connect with us and we'll let you know if it's eligible before you apply.


Trades programs
Foundations Electricians Mechanics
Machinists Industrial mechanics Automative service tech
Construction craft worker Electric motor systems tech Heavy equipment operator
Crane operator Power line tech Truck and transport mechanic
Utility arborist    

Diploma and degree programs
Engineering (mechanical/civic/electrical) Business Finance
Communications First Nations studies Environmental studies
Law Archaeology Human resources
Biology Project management Marketing
Math Technology Physics

See the full details of the 2020 BC Hydro Indigenous scholarship and bursary award recipients [PDF, 628 KB].