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Each year, JABC is very pleased to offer a number of awards to recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program.

All secondary and post-secondary students in British Columbia who have taken a JA program are eligible to apply. The process is simple! Please review the eligibility requirements for each award below and then apply online.


Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are able to give away thousands of dollars worth of awards and trips annually.

Individual Awards

Oratory and presentation skills are keys to success in business and community leadership. This award recognizes achievement in the development of speaking and presentation skills which contributes to an individual’s future career. It is open to any senior-secondary or post-secondary student who has participated in a JA program within the past 5 years. This year, three (3) students will be awarded $2,500 each, to further their post-secondary education. Award winners present their speeches at the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies in May. Due to travel, this award is open to JA students in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley only.

Deadline to apply: March 25, 2019
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Deadline to apply for awards below is May 1, 2019. One application will be used for all awards.

This award recognizes an Indigenous, Rural or Immigrant student who has demonstrated significant growth in business skills, learning skills, leadership skills and/or entrepreneurial skills. The winning student will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards post-secondary education in the academic or trades and technology career of their choice.

This award’s purpose is to inspire and encourage young women to lead at the highest levels, with heart.  It recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness. The winner of the Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership will receive $2,500 to further their post-secondary education.

This award recognizes the significant progress made by individual students in developing networking and communication skills. Two (2) students will be chosen to represent the CIBC Company of the Year along with three (3) students from regions around the province. Each will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the JA Youth Success Summit, held July 21-26, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.

The JA Youth Success Summit is a new interactive conference developed and hosted by JA Canada. Its purpose is for high school participants to develop universal success skills, unlock their leadership potential, and participate in the JA Company Program national championship.

Over 4 days, participants will learn from a variety of inspirational speakers and engage in interactive sessions that explore the top skills that enable success, regardless of one’s career objective. They will also apply these skills as they compete in a team based business challenge – to assess and resolve a current real-world business issue. Corporate partners will guide development of the challenge issue and judging of the team presentations at the end of the week. A portion of the students will also be competing in the National championship for JA Company Program winning teams from across Canada. The final evening will feature an awards banquet for the Summit participants to honor top teams in the competitions.

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Student Company Awards

JA Student Companies who wish to apply for the team awards should complete the application form once. Your application will be used for all team awards.

*Note: Submissions must include a video. Check out previous winners below.

Deadline to apply: May 13, 2019. One application will be used for both awards.

This award recognizes excellence in teamwork and cooperation, creativity and innovation, profitability and viability, and outstanding planning and operation of a Student Company. The winning Student Company will receive an award of $3,000 for the team.

Two (2) students from the selected CIBC Student Company of the Year will be chosen to attend the JA Youth Success Summit from July 21-26 in Calgary, Alberta.  (See JA Youth Success Summit Award under Individual Awards for more details on this new interactive conference developed and hosted by JA Canada.)

This award is generously sponsored by

This award recognizes the 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 Student Company will receive an award of $3,000 for the team.

This award is generously sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology.

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Mentorship Opportunties

JABC is pleased to partner with CDL- West to offer an unique mentorship opportunity to recognize female students, currently enrolled in the JA Company Program who are enthusiastic, ambitious and curious about entrepreneurship, technology, or science-based innovation. This one-day mentorship experience is held at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Eight (8) JA Company Program student recipients will be chosen overall, two for each of the four sessions: March 6, March 7, April 24 and April 25, 2019. Travel bursaries may be available to assist those selected outside Vancouver.

This award is generously sponsored by CDL-West.

Deadline to apply for March sessions: February 6, 2019.
Deadline to apply for April sessions: March 24, 2019
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PLUS: JABC students are eligible for national awards. View JA Canada’s National Awards and Scholarships.


Check out some previous Student Companies
award-winning application videos:

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JA British Columbia reserves the right to withdraw or modify the terms of these scholarships or awards at any time.