This award for BC women seeking to advance their education at a recognized British Columbia college or university is a result of the generosity of the Rix Family Foundation in conjunction with the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. The Minerva Foundation Award will be made available to a female resident of BC with demonstrated financial need and academic proficiency advancing her education in Science and Technology.
Candidates should meet at least one of the Foundation's criteria:
1. Assist single mothers in advancing their education.
2. Retrain a mature woman returning to the workforce.
3. A woman pursuing post-graduate studies.
4. An immigrant woman, aboriginal woman or woman with disabilities which might have barriers to advancing her education.