Achiever Scholarships & Awards

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2018-2019 Awards and Scholarships


Each year, Junior Achievement of Canada awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to Company Program students across Canada. Achievers can apply for both provincial and national awards and scholarships. Contact JA of Nova Scotia to find out how you can take advantage of these great opportunities. To learn more about award details and criteria contact us!

National Awards & Scholarships: March 29, 2019 (Midnight EST)

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Al Beech Memorial Award - This award recognizes the outstanding individual achievement and personal development of a graduating Achiever. $2,500 scholarship provided to recipient.

Peter Mansbridge Innovation Award - This award recognizes an innovative young Canadian. This awards the personal accomplishments and innovations of an Achiever in school or in their community that have made demonstrable impact locally and exemplified the values and attributes of successful business and community innovators. $10,000 scholarship provided to recipient.

Peter Mansbridge Positive Impact Award - This award highlights a student’s achievement and commitment to utilize his/her voice to make a positive change and to better their community, the world, their future, and the future of the generations to come. $10,000 scholarship provided to recipient.

The Evelyn Ruskin JA Corporate Awareness Scholarship - This award was established to ensure that the benefits and relevance of JA are at the forefront of the business and industry sectors in Canada. $2,500 scholarship provided to recipient.

The Seymour Schulich Entrepreneurship Scholarship - This award encourages the development of entrepreneurship among Canadian youth. $5,000 scholarship provided to recipient.


Provincial Awards & Scholarships: Due Friday March 1, 2019

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Company Merit Award: The advisors in each JA Company were asked to nominate one achiever who they thought best demonstrated the greatest personal growth as a result of their participation in Junior Achievement.

Perseverance Award: This company demonstrated a strong ability to overcome obstacles and stick with the program through adverse situations. 

Most Improved Company of the Year: This company demonstrated the most improvement.

Host Participation Award: This award is presented to the hosting schools and businesses that gave their company program the greatest support.

Best Business Plan: This company was assessed to have the best plan for their business, outlining their product and strategies for success.

Student Ambassador Award: JA Student Ambassadors will work closely with JA staff to help spread the JA word throughout the school with announcements, class visits and other marketing.
Program Managers select students to help them at schools across Nova Scotia. These students have great energy and enthusiasm for Company Program and have shown the ability to engage their peers in the program.

International Student Award: This award is to recognize an International Student who has participated in Company Program, enriching their visit to Canada and facilitating their immersion within their community.

Best Shareholders Report: This company produced the best shareholders' report with accurate information and creativity.

Best Social Media: This company was assessed to have the best use of social media to promote JA and their company.

Highest Net Profit: This company had the highest net profit.

Salesperson of the Year: This Achiever not only sold fifty percent of the products, but they also impressed the awards judges with their knowledge and skills.

Advisor of the Year: An Advisor of the Year was selected by the Program Managers from each region.

Advisor Team of the Year: An Advisor Team of the Year was selected by the Program Managers from each region.

Annual Trade Fair Award: This company had the best display and presentation at the local trade fair.

Outstanding First Year Achiever: This student was in their first year of the Company Program and is being recognized for outstanding “all around” performance.

JA Month Award: This company best demonstrated their promotion of their company and JA during JA Month (February) through social media, special events etc.

Catherine Elizabeth Colson Memorial Scholarship: $500 scholarship to go towards post-secondary studies.

LAE Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship to go towards post-secondary studies.

Vice President, Human Resources: Award provided to the top VP Human Resources in the province. $500 scholarship provided to recipient. This award is sponsored by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia (CPHR).

Vice President Finance: Award provided to the top VP Finance in the province. $500 scholarship provided to recipient. This award is sponsored by Chartered Professional Accountants NS (CPA).

Vice President Environment: Award provided to the top VP Environment in the province. $500 scholarship provided to recipient. This award is sponsored by Clean Nova Scotia.

Vice President Health & Safety: Award provided to the top VP Health & Safety in the province. $500 scholarship provided to recipient. This award is sponsored by Safety Services Nova Scotia.

Vice President Sales: Award provided to the top VP Sales in the province.

Vice President Marketing: Award provided to the top VP Marketing in the province.

Vice President of Production: Award provided to the top VP Production in the province.

Vice President of Digital Technologies: Award provided to the top VP Digital Technologies in the province. $500 scholarship provided to the recipient. This award is sponsored by Digital Nova Scotia.

Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility: Award provided to the top VP Corporate Social Responsibility in the province.

President of the Year: $500 scholarship to go towards post-secondary studies. This award is sponsored by Premier Suites.

Company of the Year: This company stood apart from others. They were well organized, inspiring and worked very well as a team.

Saint Mary's University Scholarship: $2,500 scholarship to go towards post-secondary studies at Saint Mary's University. 

Dalhousie University Scholarship: $2,500 scholarship to go towards post-secondary studies at Dalhousie University. 


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Halifax, NS | B3J 3S8
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