-One Awards support women, and Black and Indigenous students for a better and brighter future-
TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Hydro One kicked off its annual One Awards scholarship program, which awards scholarships to women, and Black and Indigenous students enrolled at an Ontario college or university. Successful recipients are awarded with funding to support their education and the opportunity to complete a paid work-term at Hydro One.
The scholarships are part of Hydro One's commitment and plans to diversify its workforce and build a more sustainable company. To date, Hydro One has supported more than 200 students through its One Awards scholarship program.
"Supporting aspiring professionals while building a more diverse and inclusive workforce that represents the communities in which we work and serve, is critical to our success as a sustainable company," said Farah Alexis, Vice President of Talent Management at Hydro One. "We can build a better and brighter future when we support Ontario students and recognize their hard work and leadership while they pursue their educational goals."
Under the company's One Awards scholarship program, students can apply beginning today to one of three categories: the Women in Engineering Award, The William Peyton Hubbard Award for Black students, and the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Award for Indigenous students. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership skills and have given back to their community or are involved extracurricular activities.
Winners of the William Peyton Hubbard and Women in Engineering Award will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to complete a paid developmental work-term at Hydro One. Hydro One has leveraged additional support through a partnership with Indspire and each Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Award winner will receive $10,000 along with an opportunity for a paid work-term at Hydro One.
Applications for The William Hubbard Peyton Memorial Award and Women in Engineering Award are due on November 1 while students can submit applications for the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Award each year on November 1, August 1 and February 1.
Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.4 million valued customers, approximately $27.1 billion in assets as at December 31, 2019, and annual revenues in 2019 of approximately $6.5 billion. Our team of approximately 8,800 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2019, Hydro One invested approximately $1.7 billion in its transmission and distribution networks and supported the economy through buying approximately $1.5 billion of goods and services. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the TSX and certain of Hydro One Inc.'s medium term notes are listed on the NYSE. Additional information can be accessed at www.hydroone.com; www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.
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