The 2022 Eaton-Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) scholarship winners have been selected! Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship, plus a four-month paid internship at an Eaton location in Canada. Please join us in congratulating our 2022 recipients, Chris King Jr. and Kyle Isbister!
About the $5,000 Eaton-ICE scholarships
Established in 2022 as a partnership between Eaton Electrical and the Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), the Eaton-ICE scholarships are designed to support underrepresented communities enter the electrical industry. Eaton is working to foster and support talent and diversify the field.
To this end, Eaton and ICE established two scholarships of $5,000 each, along with a four-month paid internship for each recipient. Recipients will shadow Eaton employees to develop their skills and start their careers. The scholarship money can be used for future training, ongoing courses, or paying off student debt. Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) are given priority.
The 2022 program is closed for the year, but new opportunities will open soon. We'll bring you more info when it becomes available. Until then, let's meet our 2022 recipients!
Chris King Jr. is a member of Gull Bay First Nation, an Ojibwe community near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Chris works as a backup operator for Hydro One in remote communities, and has learned a ton about renewable energy systems through his work as an operator at the Gull Bay Microgrid project.
Chris says, "this scholarship could greatly benefit not only myself but my community as well ... I am very thankful for the opportunity to be selected for this scholarship and know that great things will come from it."
Kyle Isbister is Cree, currently attending Riverside College in the lower mainland of British Columbia, studying electrical foundations. Through school, he has experience wiring electrical panels for hot water, lighting, baseboard heating, and more. He's eager to learn more about renewable energy systems in his upcoming work with Eaton.
Kyle says, "I think that this scholarship is a great head start for me ... I'm gonna have opportunities that I never would've had without this scholarship."
Congratulations again to both Chris and Kyle for receiving the 2022 Eaton-ICE scholarships! We can't wait to see what amazing things you get up to during your Eaton internships, and beyond.
Be sure to check out apply.scholarshipscanada.com in early 2023 for the next round of the Eaton-ICE scholarships! Thanks to everyone who applied for a scholarship this year, and congrats to Chris and Kyle.
Check out the Eaton-ICE scholarships