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:

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
  • 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


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

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.

JA Canada’s Scholarships for 2018-2019 are now open to applicants.  Students can visit to select a scholarship and fill out their 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

Delta Air Lines has selected Junior Achievement of the Americas to receive scholarships for 10 students to attend the National Flight Academy (NFA) in Pensacola, FL for one week during Summer 2019!


The National Flight Academy is a premier STEM education institution that provides students in grades 7-12 (13 to 18 years old) with a fully-immersive, learning adventure of a lifetime! During the NFA’s 6-day overnight program, 7-12 grade students live aboard AMBITION, a state-of-the-art virtual aircraft carrier. They work together to plan humanitarian missions with ultramodern, advanced technology, learn to fly in 42 networked flight simulators, eat on a mess deck, sleep in staterooms and receive mission briefings in six fully electronic ready rooms. By working in a team squadron format, they are able to collaborate and complete missions using a variety of STEM-based concepts while facilitators and chiefs (program counselors) incorporate 21st Century Core Competency Skills like leadership, communication, and critical thinking.

The student will need to pay for airplane tickets to Pensacola, Florida. 

To participate on the selection, please ask your students to fill out the application here until March 25th.

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