BELCO has extended the application deadline for its annual scholarships and bursaries until May 31, 2020.
A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has extended the application deadline for its annual scholarships and bursaries, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 per selected student. Bermudian students may now apply for this year’s scholarships by May 31, 2020.
“The BELCO Engineering Scholarship is an annual $25,000 scholarship that will be granted to a qualified Bermudian who is working towards an engineering degree and has completed one year of university education.
“Another $25,000 annual scholarship, the Postgraduate STEM Scholarship, will be granted to a qualified Bermudian who is pursuing a postgraduate degree in a STEM [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] related discipline.
“For a qualified Bermudian pursuing a postgraduate degree in a business or commerce discipline, the Postgraduate Business and Commerce Scholarship provides another $25,000 annual scholarship.
“High school seniors graduating from The Berkeley Institute or Cedarbridge Academy may apply through their respective schools for a $1,000 Bursary Award to attend Bermuda College.
“Finally, BELCO will also grant STEM Education Awards, which range in value, to Bermudian students working towards an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
“Students are currently coping with unforeseen, unprecedented circumstances that make applications difficult,” stated a BELCO spokesman. “With so much extra on their plates, we want to reduce the stress on students by delaying the application deadline by one month to close on May 31, 2020. BELCO remains committed to helping young people with promising futures attain higher education and pursue their dreams. Our society needs educated problem-solvers now more than ever; these students will eventually use their skills and knowledge to contribute to and enhance our entire society.”
“For further information on the BELCO Scholarships and Bursary Awards, please visit www.bermudascholarships.com.”
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