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Fueling My Future Scholarship

For over 75 years, Bourne’s Energy has been a part of the Vermont community, delivering eco-friendlier heating fuel and installing and maintaining equipment for your home or business. We could not do this without skilled men and women who are proud of their trade.

To support the future of the skilled trades in Vermont, Bourne’s Energy has stepped up to offer a scholarship program to help men and women entering the industry get the training and certifications they need to enter the workforce confidently. We’re literally “fueling the future.”

We’re giving away $1,000!
This summer, we’re launching our first annual “Fueling My Future” Scholarship. If you’re a hardworking young man or woman continuing your education in a skilled trades program, we want to get to know you better! Apply today!

The skilled trades are not for everyone. They require strong, dedicated men and women to commit to these career paths. The jobs are technical, the hours aren’t always convenient, and the work isn’t glamorous. But the future is bright in the skilled trades! There are plenty of jobs (we’ll be waiting to hire you!) and the opportunity to make an excellent living in a rewarding career. If you have what it takes, we have your back, and we want to help you get the training you need.

Here’s what you must do:

  • Applicants must provide documentation showing acceptance to an accredited Vermont vocational school or trade program
  • Write and submit a 1-2 page essay responding to the prompt provided
  • If selected, the scholarship recipient must agree to check in with the assigned Bourne’s Energy representative at regular intervals to update us on the status of their trade program progression. We’re excited for you and want to know how you’re doing.

    Bourne’s Energy Fueling My Future Essay Prompt

    In one to two pages (1000 characters or less), please answer one of the following prompts:

    1. Tell us about the real-life experiences behind your decision to choose a skilled trades career path.
    2. Tell us which skilled trade career path you are pursuing and why you feel it’s a great fit for you.
    3. Tell us about someone in the skilled trades field who has inspired you. Please include the career you intend to pursue in your essay.

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