Through a donation to, and matching funds from, Northwest Community College, the Minerva Foundation provides two $2,500 awards for Aboriginal women during each academic year.
This award is to be granted on the basis of academic proficiency and financial need in addition to one or more of the following criteria:
- single mothers advancing their education
- mature women returning to the workforce after a long absence
- women in non-traditional fields of study
- women with disabilities
- preference to a first year student continuing on to second year of a program at NWCC
To be eligible for this award, students must be re-enrolling in the Fall semester.