Calgary, Alberta – (November 08, 2017) BluEarth Renewables (BluEarth) is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2017 Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES) to six deserving recipients. This scholarship provides financial support and skills development opportunities for Canadian Indigenous students pursuing trades certification, diploma, degree and other programs from accredited post-secondary institutions.
“Since BluEarth started its ACES program in 2014, we have awarded over $25,000 to Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education, and I want to extend my congratulations to our 2017 recipients,” said Grant Arnold, President and CEO. “BluEarth is committed to building mutually-beneficial relationships with Canada’s Indigenous communities, and our ACES program is one way we support the academic goals and collaborate with these future leaders.”
The 2017 ACES recipients are:
- Cheyenne Boulrice, Sault College
- Cole Burns, University of Calgary
- Tyler Hart, University of Alberta
- Kathryn Xyemetkwe Ignace, Thompson Rivers University
- Zackary McDonald, Queen’s University
- Austin Zacharko, University of Alberta
The ACES scholarship offers a unique opportunity for Indigenous students to gain work experience and learn from one of the most experienced renewable power generation teams in the country.
About BluEarth Renewables Inc.
Headquartered in Calgary, BluEarth is a private independent renewable power producer, focused on the acquisition, development, construction and operation of wind, hydro, and solar projects. With the most experienced renewable energy development team in Canada, BluEarth’s mission is to be the Canadian-based renewable energy leader by developing, building, and operating a portfolio that optimizes people, planet, and profit. BluEarth believes it has the Power to Change the Future™ by demonstrating how to be sustainable and profitable, leaving the world a better place. For more information, visit www.bluearth.ca or follow us on twitter @BERenewables.