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.

See all the 2020-21 Award & Scholarship recipients!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are able to give away thousands of dollars worth of awards 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. 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, up to four (4) students will be awarded $2,500 each, to further their post-secondary education. Award winners will be invited to make a speech at the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies to be held on June 7, 2022.

Deadline to apply: April 11, 2022
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The Junior Entrepreneur Award is open to executives of a student company in JA Company Program who have taken the program in the 2021-2022 school year. This year, four (4) students who have demonstrated outstanding business acumen, growth or leadership will be awarded $2,500 each. Student executives must be nominated by their JA Company Program mentor(s) or host teacher(s). Award winners will be invited to make a speech about their experience (1 minute) at the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies to be held on June 7, 2022. 

Deadline to apply: April 11, 2022
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This award recognizes a self-identifying Indigenous OR rural (outside Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Greater Victoria) OR new immigrant student (born outside Canada) 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.

Deadline to apply: May 8, 2022
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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.

Deadline to apply: May 8, 2022
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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, please see Columbia Basin Trust Region Map at Ourtrust.org/about/basinmap)

Two winning students will receive $1,250 to invest in their future.

This award is generously supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

Deadline to apply: May 8, 2022
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Student Company Awards

JA Student Companies can complete one application to apply for both awards.

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

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2022. 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 JA Student Company. The winning JA Student Company will receive an award of $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.

This award is generously supported by:

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 an award of $3,000 for the team.

This award is generously supported by the Province of British Columbia through Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.

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Mentorship Opportunities

JABC is pleased to partner with CDL-Vancouver to offer a unique mentorship opportunity to recognize high school girls participating in JA Company Program. 

The intention of the CDL Apprentice Program program is to address the gender gap by offering an engaging learning experience for female-identified students 14-18 years of age who have a curiosity for STEM-related topics and a keen interest in how science and technology are transforming the world and the opportunities available to the next generation of leaders.

Program Dates:

  • AI — December 2, 2021
  • Health — February 3, 2022
  • Energy — February 10, 2022
  • Oceans — February 24, 2022

Learn more here

This opportunity is made possible by CDL-Vancouver.

Learning to Lead™ is a leadership program open to Grade 11 girls, transgender, and non-binary youth. Participants gain confidence through a series of interactive workshops and activities. They leave the program with greater self-awareness, and the inspiration to take on new challenges and opportunities. This interactive program invites young women to develop a leadership mindset in a supportive and fun environment.

For more information, please visit Minervabc.ca/learning-to-lead.

We encourage JA Company Program students to apply. This opportunity is made possible by Minerva BC.

NEW: Enter the Ingenious+ Youth Challenge

Ingenious+ gives youth in Canada, 14-18 years old, the opportunity to innovate for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash awards PLUS
mentorship opportunities to grow their ideas! Innovation is simply doing something better to make an impact.

Projects can be entrepreneurial, scientific, social or community innovations. The universe of HEALTHIER, SMARTER, KINDER is wide
and varied. All innovations welcome.

For full details, view Ingeniousplus.ca 

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2022

PLUS: JABC students are eligible for JA Canada national awards.

Applications for 2021/2022 national student awards and scholarships will open soon.

  • Al Beech Memorial Award (value $2,000)
  • The Evelyn Ruskin JA Corporate Awareness Scholarship (value $1,000)
  • The Seymour Schulich Entrepreneurship Scholarship (value $3,000)

For full details, view JA Canada’s National Awards and Scholarships 

View or Download the 2021-22 Awards Menu

Check out some previous Student Company 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.

Questions?  Contact us at info@jabc.org