Bermuda Electric Light Company Ltd. (‘BELCO’ or the ‘Company’) today advised that applications are now being accepted for the Company’s scholarship opportunities that are available to Bermudian students.
The scholarships will be awarded to prospective employees of the Company who will attend school and return to work at BELCO. There are several scholarships and awards available.
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. The BELCO Scholarship Selection Committee’s objective is 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 (“STEM”), the number of awards and value, between $2,500 and $20,000, will be 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.
In accordance with the Ascendant Group’s vision, mission, values and stewardship of BELCO, The A.T. Oughton Post Graduate Business and Finance Scholarship aims to increase the number of qualified Bermudians in the business or finance fields. These academic fields are particularly important to fulfil BELCO’s leadership requirements, so that the Company can meet the commitment to be Bermuda’s trusted and preferred provider of energy and infrastructure solutions. The scholarship is valued up to $25,000.00 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 $25,000.00 for one year. The objective of this scholarship is to increase the number of qualified Bermudian Engineers so that the Company can always meet our commitments and continue to provide a reliable service to our community. The scholarship will be granted to a suitable candidate studying for a graduate degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Information Technology related discipline.
BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “As BELCO moves Bermuda to a sustainable energy future, the Company understands that tertiary education is more important than ever. BELCO has a 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 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.”