applications now open for bruce power scholarships

Applications now open for Bruce Power scholarships

Bruce Power is now accepting applications for their annual post-secondary scholarships and bursaries.

The company will be giving out 100 scholarships valued at $500 this year for $50,000 in total scholarship funding to eligible students in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties. Applications are open until June 16.

“There are 40 scholarships allocated for students enrolled full-time in a program leading to a university degree, while 35 are for students enrolled in community or technical colleges,” according to a Bruce Power release. “There are also 15 scholarships allocated for self-identified diverse populations in any type of post-secondary studies; this includes persons with disabilities, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or visible minorities. An additional 10 scholarships are for students with special considerations (mature students, Crown wards, first generation students, graduate students, etc.) in any type of post-secondary studies.”

Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 15. Additionally, $50,000 will be awarded in the form of elementary and secondary school awards to students in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

“At the secondary level, two graduates per participating school will be chosen for Women in Trades and Future Innovator Awards, each worth $500. The Women in Trades Award is presented to the most deserving female student taking courses in design and technology, who is pursuing a career in the skilled trades. If no student is doing so, it will go to a student pursuing engineering,” the release added. “The Future Innovator Award will recognize students who have achieved high academic results, demonstrated a passion for and show promise in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math, and studying this area of specialty at the post-secondary level.”

Bruce Power will also provide $100 per elementary school for Grade 8 Science and Technology Awards.

The winner will be a top student who has excelled in the subject of science, who demonstrates leadership in the classroom setting, and who is a diligent student, turning in work on time and completed to the best of their abilities. These awards are administered by individual schools and do not require applications to Bruce Power.

“Investing in local youth is important to Bruce Power, so we are thrilled to support our communities’ future as they pursue their education,” said John Peevers, Bruce Power’s Director of Community and Media Relations, and Economic Development. “This annual scholarship program has a long-term impact, and it is our hope these students will bring their education and experience back to the Bruce site to play a role in delivering clean and reliable nuclear power to Ontarians, and cancer-fighting medical isotopes across the globe.”

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