Deadline to apply for Education Awards is June 9

There are various educational awards available through Minerva for women who need financial support to return to school.

Minerva’s Education Awards provide many women with the opportunity to pursue their education, and ultimately, have a positive impact in their lives, their families and their communities. The Education Awards support women who may not otherwise qualify for traditional financial awards. They include: single mothers, immigrants, Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, mature students and women studying in non-traditional fields.

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To see all the awards, please click here. Applications are now being accepted for Minerva-administered awards. The deadline for these awards is June 9, 2015. To access the application forms please click the link for each award:

Nancy Harrison & Paul Buitenhuis Education Award
This $5000 award supports eligible BC women who are full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate approved program at Simon Fraser University.

Rix Family Foundation Award in Science and Technology
This $1000 award supports BC women seeking to advance their education in science and technology at any recognized BC college or university.

Suzanne Lee Teachers’ Award in the Field of Education
This $2000 award supports eligible BC women who wish to pursue a career in teaching and are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Women interested in applying for our awards are encouraged to call Jo-Anne at (604) 683-7635 ext. 227 or email

We thank our many generous donors for marking our Education Awards possible.

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