National Scholarships and Awards
The 2023 national award and scholarship applications have closed. The winners will be announced in the late spring.
British Columbia Awards
(available to students participating in JA Company Program in British Columbia)
Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship
This award recognizes a self-identifying Indigenous OR rural (outside Metro Vancouver, Fraser
Valley and Greater Victoria) OR new immigrant student (born outside Canada) Junior Achiever who
has demonstrated significant growth in business skills, learning skills, leadership skills and/or
The winning student will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards post-secondary education.
Apply by May 5, 2023.
Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women's Leadership
This award’s purpose is to inspire and encourage young women to lead at the highest levels, with
heart. The Jan Bell-Irving Award recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the
ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness. The winning student will
receive $2,500 to further their post-secondary education. Apply by May 5, 2023.
JABC Basin Impact Award
This award recognizes two students from the Columbia Basin who have demonstrated how a JA
program significantly improved their work readiness skills and positively impacted their future.
(For Columbia Basin region, see Columbia Basin Trust Region Map.) Two winning students will
receive $1,250 to invest in their future. Apply by May 5, 2023.
This award is generously supported by Columbia Basin Trust.
Student Company Awards
Student Company of the Year Award
This award recognizes excellence in teamwork and cooperation, and outstanding planning,
operation and performance of a JA Student Company. The winning JA Student Company will
receive $3,000 for the team. The team will also be entered into the national JA Canada Company
of the Year award. The National award winner will represent JA Canada at the international
JA Americas Company of the Year competition. Apply by May 5, 2023.
This award is generously supported by CIBC.
Celebrate Entrepreneurship Provincial Award
This award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their
business. Innovative products, services or business models will be judged by a panel of experts.
The winning JA Student Company will receive $3,000 for the team. Apply by May 5, 2023.
This award is generously supported by the Province of British Columbia through the
Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.