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PEAK Scholarship & Bursary Program

An important part of the AWF’s mission is to encourage young women to enter the field of finance. One way we meet our mandate is through our scholarship and bursary program. Funds are raised each year at the Annual PEAK Awards Gala and Fundraising Dinner through the generous support of our sponsors and attendees. 

In addition donations can be made to the AWF Scholarship Fund via our online donation page

The AWF funds the following awards and scholarships:

Maureen Howe AWF Lifetime Achievement Award

A $3,750 award is offered annually in honour of Maureen Howe to a female undergraduate student entering the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the UBC Sauder School of Business with a minimum GPA of over 75%. Preference is given to a student who is specializing in finance, has a history of community service, plans to pursue a career in finance and has demonstrated an ability to overcome adversity.

Maureen has held various positions as a former Managing Director of Equity Research with RBC Capital Markets and is currently on the board of directors of several Canadian companies and foundations. Maureen is also a recipient of the Association of Women in Finance (AWF) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of Business.

BCIT

BCITOne annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in finance related programs at BCIT.  Preference is given to women who meet the following criteria: (a) single mothers who are advancing their education; (b) mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence; or (c) woman with a disability overcoming educational barriers.

Douglas College

Douglas College Foundation

One annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in finance related programs within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Preference is given to women who meet the following criteria: (a) single mothers who are advancing their education; (b) mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence; or (c) woman with a disability overcoming educational barriers.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

One annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Degree or the Accounting Diploma Program who has a grade point average of 3.0 or greater. Preference is given to women who meet the following criteria: (a) single mothers who are advancing their education; (b) mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence; (c) woman with a disability overcoming educational barriers; or (d) women obtaining a second degree/diploma.

University of the Fraser Valley

One annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a focus on finance.  Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Simon Fraser University

One annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Faculty of Business Administration program who has past experience in the field of finance and future plans to pursue a career in finance.  Preference is given to women with a history of volunteer/community service experience.

Vancouver Island University

One annual award of $3,500 to a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program majoring in Finance.  Preference is given to women based on academic achievement and who have demonstrated community leadership.

University of British Columbia

One annual award of $2,500 to a female student to a female student enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program with a focus on finance and future plans to pursue a career in finance.  Preference is given to women who demonstrate a history of community service.  The Scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.

If you are interested in supporting our scholarship and bursary program and would like to make a donation please visit www.vancouverfoundation.ca/awf