Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

Interested in applying for awards and scholarships? Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT provides students with the opportunity to apply for over $25,000 in local scholarships and $50,000 in national scholarships. To be eligible, students must participate in the JA Company Program.

Participants in the program are also held in high esteem when applying for scholarships not provided by Junior Achievement.

Below are the lists of Awards & Scholarships available for Company Program students:

Local Awards & Scholarships
National Awards & Scholarships
Other Scholarships

Local Awards & Scholarships

Individual Awards

Awards not requiring an interview:

  • Allan D. Hardy Memorial Scholarship

The following individual awards require the finalists to be interviewed by a panel of judges (some of the awards include a scholarship):

  • Top Sales Person
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Most Valuable Achiever in a Non-Executive Position
  • Next Generation Leaders Forum (in Ontario)
  • Northern Community Achiever Award (presented by Ledcor)
  • Manager of Health & Safety of the Year
  • VP Production of the Year
  • VP Human Resources of the Year
  • VP Technology of the Year
  • VP Finance of the Year
  • VP Marketing of the Year
  • VP Sales of the Year
  • President of the Year
  • Reagan Williams Achiever of the Year
  • Gary Silsbe Leadership Award

2019 Award Applications are live Friday May 10th 2019 and are DUE by 11:59pm Monday, May 20th


Company Awards

The following company awards require the finalists to be interviewed by a panel judges of:

  • Teamwork Award
  • Social Entrepreneurship Award
  • Company of the Year Award

2019 Company Award Applications are live Friday May 10th, 2019 and are due by 11:59pm Monday, May 20th


National Awards & Scholarships

Junior Achievement of Canada offers national awards and scholarships for high school students who have participated in the Company Program in their local charter.

Please visit to select a scholarship and fill out your application. Deadline for applications this year is Midnight EST March 29th, 2019. Winners will be announced by May 13th, 2019.


Best of luck to all applicants!



Other Scholarships

This list is comprised of scholarships that achievers are eligible for or that JA Alumni have received by using JA on their applications. These scholarships are in addition to the scholarships provided by JA Northern Alberta & NWT and JA Canada. Most of these are entrance scholarships that are applicable to only graduating high school students.

The ManCap Foundation

Purpose: Provides grants in the names of Alberta entrepreneurs to Alberta high school graduates entering the first year of studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution in preparation for starting a business. Academic excellence is NOT a prerequisite.

Value: $3000 x 6 Grants

Top 20 Under Twenty

Purpose: To recognize a young person who has demonstrated significant amounts of Innovation, Leadership and Achievements in their life, school, community, province or country.

Value: All expenses paid trip to Toronto for the Top 20 Under 20™ Leadership Summit occurring June 1 to 4th and Career Coaching x 20

Export Development Canada – International Business Scholarships

Purpose: Builds the capacity of the next generation of business leaders by awarding scholarships to Canadian students with a demonstrated interest in international business.

Value: $4000 x 30 Grants

University of Alberta Specific

Entrance Leadership Scholarship Competition

  • JA-specific scholarships in this competition include:
    Peter F. Bronfman Scholarship in Entrepreneurship ($5,000 over 4 years)
    Robert F. LePoole Leadership Scholarship in Entrepreneurship ($12,000 over 4 years)

Alberta School of Business Awards & Scholarships

U of A Students’ Union Awards & Scholarships