Belco scholarship awards open to applicants
Bermuda Electric Light Company is accepting applications for a range of company scholarships that are available to Bermudian students.
Belco said the scholarships would be awarded to prospective employees of the company who would attend school and return to work at Belco.
The Llewellyn Vorley Engineering Scholarship provides the recipient the opportunity to further their knowledge in engineering fields and to share knowledge and experience with the company and wider community.
Belco said its scholarship selection committee’s objective was to increase the number of qualified Bermudian engineers participating in the field and ensure assistance for recipients’ educational endeavours. The four-year scholarship award is $25,000 per annum.
The Belco Stem Education Awards are open to students studying for an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering and math. The number of awards and value, between $2,500 and $20,000, is at the discretion of the committee.
These awards are for a first degree and are awarded for one academic year only. Candidates must have provisional acceptance or notification to an accredited educational institution.
The company said that in accordance with the vision, mission, values, and stewardship of Belco, the A.T. Oughton Post Graduate Business and Finance Scholarship aimed to increase the number of qualified Bermudians in the business or finance fields.
Belco said these academic fields were particularly important to fulfil its leadership requirements.
The scholarship is valued up to $25,000 for one year and will be granted to a suitable candidate studying for a graduate degree in a business or finance discipline.
The C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Environmental Studies and Sustainability Scholarship is valued up to $25,000 for one year.
Belco said it was committed to a sustainable energy future and this scholarship would increase the number of qualified Bermudian engineers so that the company could achieve its sustainability goals.
The scholarship will be granted to a suitable candidate studying for a graduate degree in renewable energy, sustainability, engineering, environmental studies or information technology.
Belco president Wayne Caines said: “At Belco we are building a renewable energy company that will require new knowledge and skills from our employees and these scholarships are critical for our future development.
“We are also continuing our long and distinguished record of giving back to the community, especially by providing scholarships and awards to young Bermudians.
“I encourage those interested in these fields and who are motivated to build a career at a great company to submit an application so that the next generation of Bermudians will have the knowledge and skills to help us achieve our future sustainability goals.”
The application process closes on April 30. For more information, visit belco.bm/scholarships