Energy & Power
BluEarth’s 2015 Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship calling for entries
By Renée Francoeur
June 5, 2015 – BluEarth Renewables Inc. has launched the 2015 edition of its Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES), intended to help emerging Aboriginal leaders develop skills and knowledge in the clean energy sector.
“BluEarth is committed to building mutually-beneficial relationships with Canada’s Aboriginal communities,” said Kent Brown, president & CEO of BluEarth, a private independent renewable power producer based in Calgary. “We are excited to build off of the success of last year’s program to continue to support post-secondary education of young Aboriginal leaders interested in renewable energy.”
The ACES offers each successful candidate financial support of up to $3000 per academic year, as well as the opportunity for work experience in developing, building and operating clean power facilities in Canada.
Scholarship recipients will also be offered a paid internship with BluEarth upon completion of their academic year. Recipients will also be paired with a BluEarth employee who will serve as a learning partner.
The ACES is available to Canadian Aboriginal students pursuing trades certification, diploma, degree and other programs from accredited post-secondary institutions.
Applicants will be evaluated based on academic merit and community involvement, and those pursuing studies transferable to the clean energy sector are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2015.