BC Hydro is proud to support education and skill development in B.C.’s Aboriginal communities. We are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce which is representative of the communities we serve.
Aboriginal scholarships are awarded to selected B.C. Aboriginal students currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution or students in Grade 12 planning to pursue a full-time public post-secondary education within Canada. BC Hydro offers the following scholarships:
- Eight $1,500 aboriginal scholarships, available to individuals who are status/non status Indians, Inuit or Métis and are residents of B.C. who plan to enrol in a full-time public post-secondary institution in Canada. Students pursuing an education in technology or engineering will be considered priority applicants, however general admission students are encouraged to apply.
- One $2,000 Randy Brant Memorial scholarship based on a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.
In order to provide opportunities to more British Columbians, you can only receive an award once. BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Scholarship applications are available on this website each year from January to mid-April and the scholarships are awarded in the summer months.
Applications for 2014 will be accepted January 27 to April 15, 2014. Download the 2014 Aboriginal Scholarship Application Form [PDF, 78 KB]. Please send your completed scholarship package between January 27 and April 15, 2014 (post-marked on or before April 15) to:
BC Hydro, Community Investment—Scholarship,
15th Floor, 333 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R3
For more information about BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Education and Employment Strategy (AEES) please contact:
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Please note that the deadline for applications is 7 March 2014.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Alliance for Historical Dialogue Fellowship Program
Fall 2014 (August 26, 2014 –December 15, 2014)
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University is now accepting applications to for its residence Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability.
Practitioners of historical dialogue and accountability from conflict, post-conflict and postdictatorial societies will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, academic and applied study. The comprehensive program provides Fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy and leadership, to develop a deeper understanding of dealing with the past, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations in New York City and Washington, DC.
The Program is designed for NGO practitioners, journalists, lawyers, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and others working on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical conflict, indigenous and minority rights, social accountability, memory studies, oral history, sites of memory and related areas where historical dialogue is a central component. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate an established work record of several years relating to historical dialogue and accountability. More details and the application can be found at www.hrcolumbia.org/ahda/.
This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships competition:
Call for Nominations: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships
For graduate programs:
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students via the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships (AGF) program. The AGF program is intended to complement, rather than provide a substitute for, graduate funding programs such as the Four Year Fellowship (4YF) and Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) programs. It is expected that graduate programs will consider recommending their aboriginal students for funding from the AGF competition in addition to, rather than in place of, considering them for funding from the 4YF, GSI and other graduate funding programs. On the AGF Nomination Form, graduate program will be asked if their doctoral nominees are also being recommended for funding from the 4YF program. If so, and the nominee is subsequently ranked high enough to be offered AGF funding, the student will receive the 4YF and an AGF top up of $2,000 per year for the duration of their 4YF.
Please set an internal deadline for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition, and forward the following announcement to your students:
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship
Amount: $16,000 – $18,000 stipend plus tuition each year for up to two years (Master’s) or four years (doctoral)
Deadline: G+PS deadline 7 February, 2014, check with your graduate program for their internal deadline
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. The competition is open to both incoming and continuing aboriginal graduate students.
For more information about this competition and links to application and reference forms, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships
The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (firstname.lastname@example.org).