Minerva Foundation Award for Aboriginal Women

The Minerva Foundation for BC Women is a registered charitable organization with a vision of changing the face of leadership in BC. This award is a result of the generosity of the Minerva's Combining Our Strength Initiativeā„¢ in partnership with the JIBC Foundation. The JIBC Foundation provides matching funds for this award.


One award of $4,000 is available annually.

Eligibility Criteria

Recipient must:

  • be an Aboriginal female BC resident pursuing a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree program of at least 10 credits
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate academic proficiency
  • demonstrate community engagement
  • meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • a single mother advancing her education
    • a mature woman returning to the workforce after a long absence
    • a woman with a disability overcoming education barriers


  • TBD

We will be accepting applications for the March 1st deadline starting February 1st. We will be accepting applications for the June 30th deadline starting May 30th. We will be accepting applications for the October 30th deadline starting September 29th..

Students are requested to make application to the deadline closest to their semester of study. As an example, students who would be starting their studies in September would apply for the June 30th deadline.

Application Process

Download the application in PDF fillable format. If you are unable to submit the fillable form, you can print a copy and scan/email applications to financialaid@jibc.ca or mail to:

Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4

Last updated December 13, 2017