Awards for Students of Specific Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in BC

The awards listed below are for students enrolled at specific post-secondary educational institutions in BC. These awards are made possible with generous contributions from organizations and individual donors, in partnership with The Minerva Foundation. For all Education Awards, preference is given to women who meet one or more of the following:

  • Single mothers, immigrant women, Indigenous women, and women with disabilities obtaining further education
  • Mature women who want to upgrade their skills when returning to the workforce after an absence
  • Women in non-traditional fields of study

For further details and application instructions, click on the link in the “Apply” section for each award or contact. Please note that for some awards you will need to apply to the school directly whereas others you apply to Minerva. All awards are for institutions in British Columbia.

Contact: educationawards@theminervafoundation.com (604) 683-7635 ext. 224

  Partner Institution Award Amount Eligibility Apply Donor
1Emily Carr University of Art & DesignOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students.

Elaine Stevens
2Royal Roads University 1 at $5000Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need; full-time undergraduate or graduate students at Royal Roads (preferably in non-traditional field of study); Single parent, or an immigrant, or an Aboriginal women, or a woman with a disability. To learn more, go to section on In-Course Awards, Deadline November 1st.Royal Roads - CLICK HereRoyal Roads Endowment
3Simon Fraser University - SIATOn hold for 2016/17To undergraduate female students who are enrolled in the School of Interactive Arts +Technology (SIAT) at SFU. Preference will be given to students who are single mature mothers, are of Aboriginal heritage, who are landed immigrants or permanent residents, and/or have a permanent disability. SFU - Click HereSAP Canada
4Simon Fraser UniversityOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students; preference given to a single mother.

Deadline for applications is June 9, 2015

Nancy Harrison and Paul Buitenhuis Education Endowment Fund
5Simon Fraser UniversityOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students in the Faculty of Education.

Deadline for applications is June 9, 2015

Suzanne Lee Education Endowment Fund
6Thompson Rivers UniversityOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students.

Thompson Rivers University - Click HereNancy McKinstry
7University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied ScienceOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students enrolled in Engineering or Architecture program with UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science.

Janet Fleck Ladner Education Endowment Fund
8University of British Columbia, Faculty of EducationOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time students in the Faculty of Education.

Suzanne Lee Education Endowment Fund
9Vancouver Community CollegeOn hold for 2016/17

Female residents of BC; demonstrated academic proficiency, financial need and community engagement; full-time or part-time students.

Colin and Laura Hansen