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 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, four (4) 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 to be held in 2021. Other requirements, date and format TBD. Please note: If you applied for this award in 2020, your application will be automatically carried over. The award wasn’t adjudicated in 2020 due to the postponement of the Gala.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Deadline to apply: March 12, 2021
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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 9, 2021
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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 9, 2021
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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 9, 2021
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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 9, 2021. 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.

Award for the winning JA Student Company to be confirmed.

In 2020, this award was generously supported by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness.

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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. Applicants are enthusiastic, ambitious and curious about entrepreneurship, technology, or science-based innovation.

The application for the virtual mentorship experience will go live in January 2021. To learn more, please contact the High School Girls Program Coordinator at lisa.mah@creativedestructionlab.com.

Learn more here

This opportunity is made possible by CDL-Vancouver.

Learning to Lead™ is an interactive virtual program that invites young women to develop a leadership mindset in a supportive and fun environment.

JA Company Program female students are encouraged to apply.

Programs will be held May and June 2021. For more information, please visit Minervabc.ca/learning-to-lead.

This opportunity is made possible by Minerva BC.

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.

Questions?  Contact us at info@jabc.org

PLUS: JABC students are eligible for national awards. View JA Canada’s National Awards and Scholarships.