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Community Service Awards

The BC Hydro Power Pioneers annual Community Service Awards recognize students who dedicate a significant amount of their time and energy to volunteering in their local communities. There are up to twenty $500 awards available to students in British Columbia.

We’re looking for students who have made outstanding contributions in their local community for a considerable amount of time or have initiated, organized or contributed significantly to a one-time project.

Priority will be given to students who volunteer in their local communities.

We’re looking for students who are:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of BC attending a BC school
  • Graduating from high school in June of each year

The following information must be included with your application to be considered for these awards:

  1. Completed application form (link below)
  2. 500 word essay (one page) of voluntary contributions you have made to your community
  3. Reference letter(s) from the community organization(s) you have worked with
  4. Reference letter from a teacher, counsellor or principal at your school
  5. Confirmation of a passing grade (photocopy accepted)
  6. Proof of citizenship or status (photocopy accepted)

Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 31 of each year.

Please fill in, print and attach all the required information and mail in before the deadline of March 31.

Your application must be postmarked (at the post office) no later than March 31. Mail in early to avoid missing the deadline.

Please note, we are unable to accept applications by email. Recipients will be notified by phone or email by June 30 of each year or earlier. 

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