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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 BC First Nations or are an Indigenous permanent resident of BC studying at an accredited post-secondary institution in a program that closely matches to careers at BC Hydro.

2023 applications will be accepted between May 1 to June 30, 2023

Application forms will be available March 15, 2023.

Available scholarships and bursaries

Memorial award

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


  • Scholarships in the amount of $5000 are available to full-time students in degree, diploma, certificate, or technical/trades programs connected to BC Hydro careers.


  • Bursaries in the amount of $2000 are available to part-time students in degree, diploma, certificate, or technical/trades programs connected to BC Hydro careers.

For more information please contact email us.

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 2021 BC Hydro Indigenous scholarship and bursary award recipients [PDF, 1.5 MB].