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 Status, Non-Status, Mètis 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.

We offer the following scholarships and bursaries:

  • One Randy Brant Memorial scholarship – 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.

Applications will be accepted from April 1st to May 15th, 2018.

The application form can be found here [PDF, 559 KB].

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
Diploma and degree programs
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.

2017 scholarship recipients

In 2017, BC Hydro awarded scholarships and bursaries to students from Lytton First Nation, Okanagan Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Squamish Nation, Musqueam Indian Band, We Wai Kai First Nation, Homolco First Nation, Lil’wat Nation, Xaxli’p First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band, West Moberly First Nations, Saulteau First Nation, and Canim Lake Band.