Wonder Women Society understands that having a dream isn't always enough. Sometimes, you need a little help to make your dream a reality. With that in mind, we are thrilled to partner with local businesses and individuals who want to support women in attaining their educational goals in pursuit of their dreams. If YOU would like to be a part of empowering and enabling women to reach their educational goals, please contact us to find out how we can work together to make that a reality for a woman today.
Many thanks to the JBL Foundation for partnering with us to provide the following 2022 scholarships in honor of their late family member, Joanne, who had a passion to empower women to become their best selves through education. There are a total of ten (10) scholarships available for the 2022/23 academic year. See the criteria and apply using the form below. Applicants can be individuals or professional organizations or non-profit that choose to nominate a worthy candidate.
- Applications accepted from Feb 15th until midnight April 15th, 2022. Award notifications will be issued and all applicants notified by May 1st, 2022
- Applicants must be a woman aged 18 or older
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and be a resident of BC
- To redeem the scholarship, applicants must be accepted and registered into a recognized and approved course or program within 1 year after receiving the scholarship
- Scholarships are awarded based on scholarly achievement and/or strong community contributions in a volunteer role. Consideration may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need.
- Scholarships will be paid directly to recognized educational institutions or training organizations. Scholarships will not be paid to individual applicants.
There are ten (10) scholarships available, one (1) scholarship will be awarded from each of these categories:
#1 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman going into a business degree or certification
#2 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman pursuing education in a health & wellness field
#3 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman continuing education after an extended period of leave from the workforce
#4 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman pursuing continuing education after completion of a recognized recovery program
#5 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman going into a recognized trades program
#6 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman going into a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
#7 – $1000 To be awarded to a woman continuing education after an extended period of leave from the workforce
#8 – $500 To be awarded to a female business owner pursuing business development classes at a recognized program (Marketing)
#9 – $500 To be awarded to a female business owner pursuing business development classes at a recognized program (Finance)
#10 - $500 To be awarded to a female business owner pursuing business development classes at a recognized program (General)
Applicants will complete an application form and submit a letter telling us who you are, what your educational goals are, why you need this funding, and what you would like to accomplish with your education. Applicants should include a photo of themselves with their letter. All photos become and remain the property of Wonder Women Society and will be shared on social media and our website for promotional purposes.
Here are the scholarships we've had the privilege of bestowing so far:
Mission IndoCanadian Business Association Scholarships for Women
Wonder Women Society was proud to partner with the Mission IndoCanadian Business Association to provide three $1000 scholarships to young people who are aspiring to change their worlds. Connecting together as partners in the community helps us help others more effectively and efficiently.
Faith Collier - Bachelor of Science in Nursing, UFV
Cornelius Ong - Bachelor of Engineering, UVic
Etienne Gagne - Bachelor of Science, UBC
Congratulations, Faith, Cornelius, and Etienne!
Prospera Credit Union $1000 Scholarship for Women in Business
*L to R: WWS President & Founder Andrea Critchley, scholarship recipient Dana Koop, Prospera Credit Union representative Mia Van Staalduinen
Wonder Women Society and Prospera Credit Union (West Oaks, Abbotsford branch) were so pleased to present this $1000 scholarship to a young woman pursuing an education in Counselling and Social Entrepreneurship, Dana Koop. Dana is an exemplary student who will be entering her second year of her degree in September 2018. In addition to her high marks in school, Dana also currently volunteers regularly at a local seniors' home in her community. She has an extensive history of volunteering for the betterment of her community, from youth programs to social media management. She hopes to one day start her own business and we're excited to see what the future holds for this amazing Wonder Woman! Congratulations, Dana!
Swing Optical $500 Scholarship for Community Supporters
*L to R: Scholarship recipient Kashish Arya, Swing Optical owner Satti Grewal, WWS Vice President Miriam Bozman
Wonder Women Society is proud to partner with Swing Optical of Mission, BC to present this $500 scholarship to a young woman who exemplifies community involvement and social responsibility, Kashish Arya. Kashish is an honor roll student in her high school and has proven herself to be a leader in her school, both academically and in extracurricular activities, as well as her community. Kashish has been the driving force behind several committees and events, leading others to follow her wonderful example of giving back. Congratulations, Kashish!