Requirements

Please make sure you are eligible for the awards before you begin your application. You can review the eligibility requirements below, or in the terms and conditions.

The Helen Rose Academic Award- $10,000

To be eligible for the Helen Rose Academic Award, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residence status in Canada.
  • All applicants must be female and between the ages of 18-25.
  • All applications must be entering or attending an accredited Canadian university of college program.

To apply for this award, you must provide the following:

  • Complete the application form by clicking on "Apply Now", the application also includes:
    • An answer to the question (maximum 250 words): Please give an example of a time you set a goal for yourself and didn’t meet it and what the lessons learned were from the experience.
    • An answer to the question (maximum 250 words): Describe a time in your life where you achieved something by NOT following the rules. An example of when you did something differently than what was asked, and it ended up being more interesting, creative and impactful.
  • You must provide an essay covering (maximum 1000 words):
    • Background, overall goals and/or objectives
    • What is your program of study and why you have decided to study the program you have chosen?  Why you feel it’s fantastic?  What kind of impact do you think completing this program will help you make to the world/community?
    • Will this program help you to develop new perspectives and have future implications for specific communities?
    • How do you think you will measure the effectiveness of your learning?
    • Hobbies or other interests

The Helen Rose Entrepreneurial Award - $10,000

To be eligible for the Helen Rose Entrepreneurial Award, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residence status in Canada.
  • All applicants must be female and between the ages of 18-22.
  • All applications must be pursuing a specified entrepreneurial path

To apply for this award, you must provide the following:

  • Complete application form by clicking on "Apply Now", the application also includes:
    • An answer to the question (maximum 250 words): Describe a time in your life where you achieved something by NOT following the rules. An example of when you did something differently than what was asked, and it ended up being more interesting, creative and impactful.
    • A summary of your business plan, the "elevator pitch" (maximum 250 words).
  • A complete high-level business plan covering the following (maximum 5 pages):
    • Background, overall goals and/or objectives
    • The solution, planned company size and team, the market size, overview of competition, are proposing to do something that is going to be fantastic? Explain how/why it is fantastic?  What will be the impact?
    • Will your work provide new perspectives and implications for specific communities?
    • How you will measure the effectiveness of your activities?
    • What are your success criteria?
    • Other private and public sources of funding for this particular request
    • Hobbies or other interests