2023 Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women's Leadership - $2,500

This award’s purpose is to inspire and encourage young women to lead at the highest levels, with heart. It recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness. 

To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Be Female in Grade 10, 11 or 12
  • Have participated in JA Company Program, JA Titan or JA Be Entrepreneurial
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills

Other Requirements

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Complete the online application in full: This includes submitting two letters of recommendation from a teacher (preferably from the applicant’s JA teacher, counsellor, or post-secondary professor/ instructor); an updated resume; & a signed media release form
  • Display proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Be prepared to attend a brief interview in person or by phone
  • Provide a signed statement indicating how the funds will be used before they are released by JABC
  • Have not received this award previously

Personal Information


Mailing Address

Application Form

Application Materials

Please submit the following files to support your application. All files should be in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email community@jabc.org.

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