Student Awards and Scholarships
The Hydro One First Nations, Métis and Inuit Award
As part of our enduring commitment to increasing the representation of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) employees throughout our operations, we are actively engaged in encouraging and investing in students interested in careers within the electricity sector. In 2011, we launched the annual Hydro One FNMI Award, an educational scholarship that supports FNMI students in their related course of study at a recognized college or university program to help achieve this goal.
Each year, two students will be granted this academic award, which includes both a financial reward and a developmental work term.
The creator of our award logo, Naomi Johnson, is a Mohawk Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has a BFA honours from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria.
Naomi has worked on several major community arts projects as Lead Artist Facilitator for Arts Access — Woodland Cultural Centre, a three-year community arts initiative lead by the AGO, as well as Artist in Residence for the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres — YMAQ (Youth Media Art Quilt) project, culminating in the creation of an online student gallery and art catalogue. Naomi has returned to Woodland and is implementing Planet IndigenUS 2012, the largest multi-disciplinary world indigenous arts festival in the world.
The William Peyton Hubbard Award
Annually, Hydro One sponsors two academic awards for outstanding black students attending college or university in Ontario. The award honours William Peyton Hubbard, Toronto’s first black alderman, controller, and acting mayor, and advocate for the development and public ownership of hydroelectric power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Winners receive a financial reward along with a paid opportunity to work for Hydro One in a developmental student work placement.
Award applications are due each year by December 31st.