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Bruce Power launches scholarship program

June 2, 2014

Education

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For the fourth consecutive year, Bruce Power has launched a scholarship program aimed at students pursuing post-secondary education in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

Students attending post-secondary school this fall can apply for one of 100, $500 scholarships. Students who are enrolled in a skilled-trade, college or university for the 2014-2015 academic year are invited to apply when it opens on June 2.

“As we look to future refurbishment of our units at Bruce Power and have identified a need for people with technical and trades expertise in our industry, it’s important that we encourage and support our youth in pursuing post-secondary education,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO, Bruce Power.

The scholarship program, which builds on existing Bruce Power commencement awards for Grade 8 and high school graduates, exemplifies the company’s commitment to youth development and education. There are no limitations on areas of study and some special considerations are in place to ensure a broad reach and diverse group have the opportunity to reach their goals. The program’s aim is to reach as many students as possible with a one-time monetary pledge of support during their academic studies.

“We hope that by providing an opportunity of financial assistance to eligible students in our surrounding communities, it will help to cover some of the rising costs of tuition,” Hawthorne said.

In 2014, Bruce Power will invest $75,000 in scholarships and commencement awards for students throughout our region. To apply for one of Bruce Power’s $500 scholarships, visit www.brucepower.com/community/scholarships . The application period runs from June 2-July 4.

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About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, ON, is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.

 

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