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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 Indigenous permanent residents of B.C. who are 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 of $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.


$5,000 scholarships are available to full-time students in degree, diploma, certificate, or technical/trades programs related to BC Hydro careers.


$2,000 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].

How to apply

Application form for our 2024/2025 scholarship program is now available. Download and complete the form below to get started. Applications will be accepted until Friday June 28, 2024.

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 that we consider as 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.