William Peyton Hubbard (1842-1935), the son of a freed slave from Virginia, was first elected to Toronto City Council in1894. During a career that spanned 20 years, he served as the city’s first black Alderman, Controller and Acting Mayor. In 1992, Ontario Hydro established educational awards for black university and college students in recognition of William Peyton Hubbard. Since May 2000, the successor company Hydro One has continued to support black students through scholarships honouring the achievements of William Peyton Hubbard.
The academic awards will be granted annually to two black students (where possible, one male and one female) studying power industry related disciplines at a recognized Ontario university or community college. The Award value is $5,000 for a university or college recipient. The recipients will also be offered a work term/summer employment at Hydro One.
- a Black female and a Black male student who has completed a minimum of one year in an undergraduate program in one of the following areas: Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, or Environmental Engineering/Technology, Engineering Science, Forestry, or Business,
- Be in good academic standing,
- Have demonstrated leadership skills with involvement in extra-curricular activities within the community or campus,
- Have demonstrated good, oral and written communication skills,
- Not be receiving more than one other award of equal or greater value during application,
- Be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation
Deadline: December 31, 2014
More info at: http://www.hydroone.com/Scholarships_Awards