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

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 February 6, 2018