Bruce Power gives scholarship boost to Indigenous students

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(Front L-R) Miranda Root of Saugeen First Nation; Olivia Linklater of Chippewas of Nawash; Matthew Chegahno of Chippewas of Nawash; Jesse Millette of Chippewas of Nawash; and (back row) Zachary Roote of Saugeen First Nation. Also present in the photo are Chief Lester Anoquot of Saugeen First Nation and Chief Greg Nadjiwon of Chippewas of Nawash with Mike Rencheck. Absent from the photo are recipients: Lindsey Wilhelm and Martha Pedoniquotte of Chippewas of Nawash and Emily Kewageshig of Saugeen First Nation.

For the fourth year, Bruce Power awarded the Indigenous Post-Secondary Scholarship Beyond First Year scholarships of $2,000 each to ten selected recipients from local Indigenous communities.

Bruce Power CEO, Mike Rencheck welcomed Chief Anoquot of Saugeen and Chief Nadjiwon of Nawash, the recipients from those two communities and their guests at a dinner held at the Walker House in Southampton on Tuesday, May 22nd. 

“Education is the foundation upon which we build our future. It shapes who we are and who we will be. Education inspires us, enlightens us and challenges us to think differently about the world around us,” said Rencheck during his address to the recipients and their family members. “Education is the foundation upon which we build our future. It shapes who we are and who we will be. Education inspires us, enlightens us and challenges us to think differently about the world around us.”

Both Chiefs congratulated the recipients and encouraged them to continue in their educational pursuits with Chief Nadjiwon referring to them as “the future leaders of their communities.” Chief Anoquot spoke about the importance of education as well and of the partnerships the communities have with Bruce Power in supporting Indigenous achievements.

The scholarship awards are offered annually to students from Saugeen, Nawash, the Metis Nation of Ontario – Region 7, and the Historic Saugeen Metis. Applicants submit written responses to questions about their chosen program of study and how it is helping with their future career goals. Those written submissions are reviewed by a team of Bruce Power employees once all identifying information is removed. Scores are appointed to the submissions with the top ten selected as recipients. Previous winners are eligible to re-apply.


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