Thursday, May 20, 2010

Minerva Cares Education Award for female students

Calling all female students: the Minerva Care Education Award provides annual awards to women so that they can study at a recognized BC college, university, post-secondary trade school or licensing organization. Award money can also be used for English classes and driving lessons.

Award amounts

The Minerva Foundation will grant 5 to 35 awards of $1000 each.

Application deadline
The application deadline is June 15, 2010. Applications must be in the mail (postmarked) by June 1, 2010.

To be eligible for the Minerva Foundation Award, you must be living in BC and you must have worked for at least one year as a caregiver (e.g. eldercare, childcare) in Canada.

Preference will be given to:
  • Assist single mothers to advance their education
  • Assist immigrant women, migrant workers (e.g. live-in caregivers), Aboriginal women or women with a disability
  • Retrain mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence
  • Advance women in non-traditional fields of study (e.g doulas)
For more information
Contact the Minerva Foundation.
Phone: 604-683-7635
Fax: 604-683-7695