Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education
BluEarth awards Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarships (ACES) of up to $3,000 annually to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education, including trade certification, diploma, degree programs, etc. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to be partnered with a BluEarth team member who will act as a learning partner throughout their academic year. This learning partnership is for two-way communication to inspire, challenge and motivate students as well as BluEarth employees.
Applicants must be a member of an Aboriginal community (band or settlement), including First Nations, Métis and Inuit; a resident of Canada; and pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian trades or technical school, college or university. Eligible candidates are required to submit an application to the ACES selection committee. Candidates will be reviewed based on academic merit, community involvement and pursuit of studies that could be transferable to the clean energy sector.
Complete the application form (available on website); Attach proof of your Aboriginal Status, Provide an unofficial transcript for your most recent academic program, if completed in the last five years; Attach one letter of recommendation; in 500 words or less, explain why you would be a good candidate for ACES and how you intend to apply what you learn from your program to the clean energy sector
Successful candidates will be notified on October and scholarship money will be divided into two payments. The first payment will be issued in October 2018, and the second payment in February 2019.