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 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.
  • Scholarship application [PDF, 126 KB]
  • Applications will be accepted from April 1st to May 17th, 2019.


  • $2,000 bursaries allocated to students pursuing a diploma, certificate or trade program, or a part-time degree.
  • Bursary application [PDF, 126 KB]
  • Applications will be accepted from April 15th to May 31st, 2019.

Please fill out the scholarship or bursary application and submit to

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

2018 scholarship recipients

In 2018, BC Hydro awarded scholarships and bursaries to students from the following regions:

Southwest region
K'omoks First Nation Musqueam Nation Squamish Nation
Lower Similkameen    
Southeast region
?Aqam Band Bonaparte Indian Band Lytton First Nation
Okanagan Indian Band Secwepemc Skeetchestn Indian Band
t'kemlups Indian Band Xaxli'p First Nation, St'at'imc  
North region
Doig River First Nation Gitanmaax Band Kwadacha First Nation
Saultewau First Nations Tsay Keh Dene Nation  

See the full details of the 2018 BC Hydro Indigenous scholarship and bursary award recipients [PDF, 330 KB].